A REVOLUTION in cognitive neuroscience is changing the kinds of experiments that scientists conduct, the kinds of questions economists ask and, increasingly, the ways that architects, landscape architects and urban designers shape our built environment.
This revolution reveals that thought is less transparent to the thinker than it appears and that the mind is less rational than we believe and more associative than we know. Many of the associations we make emerge from the fact that we live inside bodies, in a concrete world, and we tend to think in metaphors grounded in that embodiment.
Architect: atelier alassoeur architecture(s) / Emmanuel Alassoeur
Location: Le Blanc, Indre, France
Client: Ville de Le Blanc
Collaborating Architect: Ludovic Biaunier
Construction Architect: scpa Coutant Oliviero
Structural Engineer: Jean Michel Hemery
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 952 sqm
Photographs: Brice Desrez
Architects: FARO Architecten
Location: Elspeet, The Netherlands
Project Architect: Hugo de Clercq/Arjenne van Berkum
Project Team: Philip Sanders
Contractor: Bouwbedrijf van Ouwendorp, Elspeet
Interior Design: Van Dijk, Zutphen
Landscaping: FARO Architecten bv BNA
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 155 sqm
Photographs: Hans Peter Föllmi
Designed by OPN Architects, the Kirkwood Horticulture Building at Kirkwood Community College is a 40,000sf facility that houses the burgeoning floral and horticultural program for its host school. In addition to typical academic programs such as lecture halls, office space, student commons, and laboratory facilities, the complex also includes an 8,500sf greenhouse for production. More images and architect description after the break.