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Δημιουργία ατμόσφαιρας στην αρχιτεκτονική. Μία πρόκληση στον σχεδιασμό του δημόσιου αστικού χώρου

Abstract : The present research is about the role of the ambiance in architectural design of public spaces. How can the ambiance affect the design of the public space? Is it possible to design a space by creating an ambiance? The analysis of contemporary design processes enables the research of design methods of the ambiances of the public space, which is constantly changing, evolving in response to the human needs. The term ambiance refers to the affective bonds between the man and his context and more specifically, to the emotional experience of his confrontation with the materiality of space. The research explores the relation between the ambiance as an overall sense of place (actual) and the emerging ambiances by the individual perception and sensibility of users (virtual). If the ambiance is an overall and diffused feeling at the back-plan of the body, then it needs a random event in order to awake the perception of its quality. The event activates the way people feel in their environment. It interests the architectural design because it introduces the affective dimensions of the ambiances and combines the design and the experience of space. The events emerge from a “back-plan” and allow the production and the perception of ambiances. The general research hypothesis is explored through the analysis of 25 contemporary projects of public spaces, mostly in France and in Greece. The corpus consists of interviews with the creators of the projects, about the design, the creation and the experience of ambiances. The Interviews are recorded and transcribed in texts which are completed by drawings, photorealistic images, photographs, scientific articles, technical descriptions, etc., as proposed by the creators in order to describe the ambiances in their work. The analysis contains of other complementary elements as graphics, technical documents etc. The whole corpus is analyzed by a quality analysis data program (NVivo). It is proved that the creation of ambiances in the design of public spaces is based on the dialectical relation between the back-plan and the conditions that activate micro events. This dialectical relation allows the improvisations of users and oscillates between three different situations: conflict, negotiation and sympathy. Finally, different common designing postures emerge and are described by nouns as: revelation, reconfigurations, fusion. These actions reveal the architectural intentions that will activate the affective dimensions of the project as: acclimatization, appropriation, destabilization of the future users of the space.
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Evangelia Paxinou. Δημιουργία ατμόσφαιρας στην αρχιτεκτονική. Μία πρόκληση στον σχεδιασμό του δημόσιου αστικού χώρου. Architecture, space management. Aristotelus University of Thessaloniki, 2017. Greek. ⟨tel-01527083⟩



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