THE HEART OF INDRIYA
Following the issue that senses other than vision are barely being used in architectural design is raised, the research question has been set out to investigate the way senses can be involved in architectural design. At the beginning of the research, the relationship between senses other than vision and architectural experience has been examined and identified through a series of performances. As a conclusion to the performances, the architectural experience does not depend merely on vision. All senses are equally important and each of them provides a different architectural experience in their specific way.
Architecture should give people sensory experiences. My approach is to interpret personal sensory journeys into affective ways for people to experience bodily these journeys through architecture. It is aimed to assemble the unforgettable and significant moments in my past and translate them into architectural elements.
Three relaxing journeys in my life have been identified and being reimagined architecturally. The results are then being incorporated into built form. What has been curated is neither a museum nor a spa, it is about the stories in my life.
The project is named The Heart of Indriya, Indriya means senses in Sanskrit, the ancient language of Indian culture and also the liturgical language of Buddhism. The project is centred at my memory of childhood, home, and experience. Home is where the heart is and the heart symbolises the central of everything. This project is designed following the form of heart, made up of different chambers with organic shape.