Araceli Camargo :Neuroscience and Architecture

“Architects and designers have looked to biology for inspiration since the beginning of the science in the early 19th century”. This is from the book The Evolution of Design by Philip Steadman, which was first published in 1979 and has been the catalyst to many current discussions on the role science should play within architecture and design. At the time of the book’s proposition, the idea was to use biological systems as inspiration for design, thirty five years down later, we are proposing that we move from a point of inspiration to direct application. In other words we are ready to apply science directly into the design process. Especially given how much neuroscience has developed as a field in the last twenty years, giving us a wider understanding of the…


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