Emotional Architecture: What Do You Really Want?

Emotional Architecture: What Do You Really Want?

Aaron Able
Jul 17, 2008

We're all familiar with the emotional power of space. The New York Times talks to architectural designer Chris Travis who bases custom home designs on his clients' psychological needs. Through a series of questionnaires and worksheets, he's developing a process to assist all designers with interpreting their clients' wants and needs...

"Residential architecture is pretty much broken," he said. "Clients are helpless. They don't know how to get what they want, they don't really even know what they want, and architects aren't really trained to give it to them."

Travis' process is named Truehome. You can read more about it in the complete story, Home Is Where the Head Is Be sure to check out the slideshow featuring various projects that used the Truehome program.

Images: Benjamin Sklar for The New York Times

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