Phenomenon of perceiving and memorizing historical buildings and sites

Rifat Alihodzic, Nadja Kurtovic-Folic
2009 Facta universitatis - series Architecture and Civil Engineering  
The interactive relationship between psychology and architecture is still being neglected when the possibilities potentially obtainable by perceiving and memorizing architectural forms and space are considered . The contemporary architects, or a part of them are well aware of these possibilities while designing their buildings, and it is of great interest to ascertain how professionals and ordinary people perceived and memorized buildings and sites through history. The paper presents certain
more » ... presents certain psychological methods that could be very helpful in this research. One of those methods have The Gestalt principle is the initial method of one such method, because the memorizing process strongly relies on the concept of "crystallization" of a perceived event with the passage of time. Some examples, well known through building history have been analyzed and compared in order to demonstrate how the interaction between psychology and architectural forms and spaces.
doi:10.2298/fuace0902107a fatcat:3vdifco3hfdhzeeos2noltgouq