The human senses of which we look to explore at the design stage and then evoke:

Bright Living Space

Sense of space |

Proprioception

We discover the world through our senses.

 

The way a space looks is obviously important, but people's experience of architecture is intrinsically multisensory in nature.  It is said that we spend over 80% of our lives in buildings, so we put the human experience at the beginning of the process.

 

A 'space' is a place for many senses: sight, sound, touch, and the unaccountable things that happen in between.

Man Looking Out to the Mountains

Sight

/sʌɪt/

noun

the faculty or power of seeing.

synonyms:

 

eyesight, vision, eyes, faculty of sight, power of sight, ability to see, visual perception, 

observation

a thing that one sees or that can be seen.

Man with headphones

Hearing

/ˈhɪərɪŋ/

noun

the faculty of perceiving sounds.

synonyms:

 

ability to hear, faculty of hearing, sense of hearing, aural faculty, auditory perception

"people who have very acute hearing"

an opportunity to state one's case.

Incense

Smell

/smɛl/

 

noun

the faculty or power of perceiving odours or scents by means of the organs in the nose.

verb

perceive or detect the odour or scent of (something).

Dirty Hands
Herbs and Minerals

Taste

Touch

/teɪst/

noun

the sensation of flavour perceived in the mouth and throat on contact with a substance.

synonyms:

 

palate, sense of taste, taste buds, appetite, stomach

verb

perceive or experience the flavour of.

/tʌtʃ/

verb

Come into or be in contact with.

synonyms:

 

be in contact (with), come together(with), meet, connect, 

converge (with), be contiguous (with), border (on), be (up) against, link up (with), adjoin, abut, neighbour

handle in order to interfere with, alter, or otherwise affect.