(...) Experienced space is lived space, characterized by a complex interplay between visual, aural, haptic, and olfactory qualities. In the sciences and also in the field of architecture, however, we still have to face a hegemony of sight: What is visible is considered to be „real“ or „true“. Over the centuries manifold instruments have been developed for visualizing space such as drawing or modeling. But are visual models effectual to deal with the complexity of space? Other parts of our sensory system (touch, hear, smell, taste) produce rather unstable conditions. Immaterial or invisible dimensions of spaces are elusive, but their impact is real. (...)
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