Why Architecture Matters By Paul Goldberger

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Mohammed Waseem Chiraagh
ARCH 6313 - Critical Studies 3
Major Assignment

Traditionally as humans, when critiquing a building our thoughts are based on the buildings form as a whole, one defined object or boundary made up of different components which creates the overall look, structure and how it fits into the contextual surroundings. In the text “Why Architecture Matters” Paul Goldberger, shows that not only the outer boundary or façade is important but that there is another dimension which is often open to wider interpretation and often disregarded when thinking about a building. This being the interior space within these boundaries, the interior of the building says a lot more than its exterior, as it defines the space, the light and the mood it creates. A building’s experience can justify its emotion and atmosphere, particularly its first instance of such. Goldberger believes that “the nature and the feel of the space within a building can mean as much as anything else about the building, and sometimes more “He proposes that this feeling is important as interior space is largely
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These spaces, in being transitional, take people from “outside” and through the overlap of nature and building, transfer individuals to a destination defined as “inside.” In doing this, transitional space helps to ease architecture’s interaction with the natural environment, creating a relationship rather than a conflict”. This text also relates to the metro centre where the transition is abrupt and restrictive thus losing the connection or transition with the

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