Good news everyone! We can fire the architects! That much-hated subset of humanity who have inflicted banality and cheap unpleasantness on the rest of us for nearly a century can finally be chucked into the dustbin of history. As Nikos Salingaros reports in The Critic, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revealing what experts deny, exposing the stubborn ignorance of the architectural profession. Basically, humans don’t …
This dark era of treating people as social insects may be ending.
After decades of being ignored, the concept of beauty, as understood by the non-architect, has recently been making a comeback in architecture, not so much in the practice itself, as in appeals for design solutions that are more human-centered and not dictated by abstract principles. Architectural beauty needs to be evaluated from its effects on human health. This study discusses …
Reveal non-obvious fixation points, and overall relative design coherence
Symmetry is an important visual feature for humans
Embracing a biological and evolutionary perspective
Rooms connecting with nature are most preferred.
Which building most readily grabs your eye?
When we find them, they grab our attention.
The brain directs you to ignore the building
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