The Theory Of Space Within Architecture

1272 Words Jan 2nd, 2015 6 Pages
The concept of space within architecture I believe is undefined in many ways. The idea of psychology has been extracted from the concept of space all most entirely, leaving the perception towards space within architecture just as a form, in which I do not agree with. I will begin the essay by explaining the diverse theories on space, and comparing them to one another, eventually linking these back to architecture and explaining my on intake on the idea of space. From studies of psychologist and philosophers it would appear that they distinguish two broad categories of space; the physical and the mental. The theories I will be taken on will explain differentiate between these two elements. In this essay I will be focusing on the individual theories of the works of Piaget, Gibson, the Gestalts and Poincare however Piaget would be my main focus. With these individual arguments regarding the idea of space and how it is perceived I will explain the relevance they have on architecture within this essay.
Jean Piaget was a Swiss philosopher who was first to construct a methodical study of cognitive development. Due to Piaget not agreeing with the empiricist or the nativist approach whole heartedly he created a third alternative approach; constructivism. Agreeing with the nativist approach he accepted the idea of people having a notion that they impose on the world with in order to make a sense out of it, however rejected the claim that these ideas were inborn. With the…
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