… a meeting with

Davide Ruzzon

18 thoughts on “… a meeting with

  1. S306881

    This Lecture focused on the actions and sensations that human beings experience. He explains that nature comes before architecture because we move and we are inside it and to see architecture as the result, as the physical form of those sensations and emotions. that are experienced.

  2. s284927

    The conference held by Davide Ruzzon was very interesting for the topics covered, especially regarding the story of the tree of Acacia and the natural elements related to the evolution of the feelings of humans, from which the principle of sociality and the understanding of why some provisions in architecture are designed in that way. Very interesting reflection on the landscapes and what is the innate feeling for the landscape of the Savannah linked to the evolution of man and the close link with the tree of Acacia, but especially what are the emotions of people to external stimuli, of danger or other entities that transform our body depending on what we feel at that time making the survival instinct prevail and how our physiological system has been transformed by experience and how important stable memory is.


    Davide Ruzzon’s lecture seems to have covered some fascinating topics related to the relationship between humans and their environment, including the evolution of our emotions and physiological responses to external stimuli. It is also interesting to consider how our experiences and memories shape our physiological responses to different stimuli. Our bodies have evolved to respond to danger and other threats in certain ways, and these responses are often automatic and unconscious. However, our experiences and memories can also influence our responses to external stimuli, either by amplifying or dampening our physiological reactions.

  4. s285858

    The lecture by Davide Ruzzon has focused on an interesting subject such as neuroscience linked with architecture, which can lead to a design method focused on the relationship between space and human body and behaviour. In his presentation he explained how our experience is able to affect our way to respond to the environment and its stimuli like light, sound, material, etc, converting body in action. A good project should consider the fact that these changes happen within the space which has to be designed as an outcome of previous felt sensations.

  5. S299996

    Davide Ruzzon’s lecture is excellent and the topic and content of the talk was very interesting. As stated in the introduction, “Neuroscience sheds light on the mechanism through which architecture has been a crucial shift in the cognitive enhancement of Humans.”, different environments can give different feelings to people, and even affect their cognition and mood. From this point of view, if we want to really do a good job of serving people in architecture, we have to, we have to understand human beings, human activities and human body cognition.

  6. Marta Erby

    Davide Ruzzon’s lecture explores the intersection of neuroscience and architecture, emphasizing the impact of environments on human cognition and mood. It highlights the role of experiences in shaping our responses to stimuli and discusses the evolution of human emotions and physiological reactions. The lecture considers the connection between emotions, architectural provisions, and our innate affinity for nature. Overall, it underscores the significance of sensory experiences in shaping architecture.

  7. S287390

    There are many aspects for which I appreciated the speech of architect Davide Ruzzon.
    – I have always supported the thesis that every person is the result of the encounters lived and experiences gathered during the course of one’s existence. Architect Ruzzon’s talk further corroborated and deepened this thesis by giving it a scientific reading and justification through the discipline of neuroscience. In particular, he emphasized how experiences affect the human body physiologically and that the emotions and sensations triggered by them are bodily kinematics memories.
    – He also points out how neuroscience shows how human beings do not have experiences without setting expectations. What has impressed me is the appropriation of this concept to apply it in the discipline of architecture and, in particular, in the act and dynamic of the designing process. From the analysis of the expectations of certain experiences and the emotions triggered, it is possible to conceive more conscious and seductive architectures.
    – Architecture as a seductive machine to manipulate people by embedding its forms with concepts and individual ideas. Thanks to human science architects can work more consciously.

  8. Alessio/s286740

    Davide Ruzzon’s lecture addressed the theme of architecture meeting neuroscience. Based on our experiences, the body also very often responds automatically. It is interesting because of this to understand how we approach the environment around us trying to go about creating future spaces that turn out to be more compatible for the people we are. For this reason, a ‘careful understanding toward the individual based on his or her background can help to create ever better spaces.

  9. S309514

    In Davide Ruzzon’s lecture, he talked about how neuroscience and architecture are connected. He explained that the things we see and feel in our environment affect how we respond to it. For example, light, sound, and materials can all make us react in different ways. He also said that when designing buildings, we should consider these experiences and sensations as the most important part. By understanding how our emotions and our connection with nature play a role in architecture, we can create spaces that have a strong impact on people’s feelings and thoughts. Overall, it was interesting to explore this topic related to architecture.

  10. s314793

    In Davide Ruzzon lecture we could discuss how architecture is perceived by humans and how buildings are a reflects of society’s expectations. Ruzzon presented nature as our first sign of architecture, debating how emotions, body sensations and culture can be externalised into artificial settings, meaning the built environment. Exploring this research of the human brain, the architect explained how, as a professional, we are able to manage people’s expectations as well as serve as political actors.

  11. Zeynep Asli Yavasan

    This weeks lecture by Davide Ruzzon elaborated the meeting point of architecture and neuroscience. He argued that architecture is something that we experience in dimension, through our sensory system and thus how we respond to it. Sensations become the essence of the human experience. Neuroscience can help us architects in giving models and methods for “behavior measurements”. Suggesting that architecture can provide us insight into how we navigate, how memory works, and how we respond to external stimuli. By studying these aspects we can create “better” spaces which respond to peoples needs.

  12. s305406

    In the lecture given by Davide Ruzzon I appreciated the reminder that architecture is not a pure concept, not just an object. It is perceived through the sensory system and bodily memories; bodily kinematics are directly related to space. Buildings can be understood as memories of expectations, as humans never start an experience without a curtain expectation, including the experience of the built environment through bodily sensations.

  13. Lorenzo Savio s285405

    Architect Ruzzon’s lecture was characterized by a brilliant narrative presentation in which he illustrated his research. The entire lesson revolved around the construction of both implicit and explicit deriving meanings from the word “perception” linked to the shapes of architecture. Perception remains a determining condition for man, since both the sense of expectation and direct experience coexist simultaneously in it. This refers to the most common uses of living in a place such as: admiring it, crossing it and touching it. The speech clearly made many references to the current innovations in the sector of virtual reality, a tool widely used as an engine to boost interactivity in avant-garde architectural projects. Regarding this last aspect, many contradictions could lead perception to the brink of “illusion”, however even the guest admitted some limits in this regard, above all in terms of the type of relationship that could develop between a user and the only ideally designed environment.

  14. s287645

    I found the architectural point of view explained in Davide Ruzzon’s lesson very interesting.
    In particular, the close connection between neuroscience and material architecture, with its arrangement of spaces, management of lights, colors, which lead those who experience the building to obtain different perceptions of the built space. To date, the proposed architecture occupies the objectivist branch, the perception of real spaces is overcome by the visual, ideal perception of the space itself. New technologies certainly don’t help to restore a human form to architecture, instead they push towards an increasingly abstract dimension. In this case, is there a contradiction in the practice of the designer, aiming to obtain something functional or hoping for the creation of an Archistar work?

  15. Ayman H.

    For me, it was interesting was how the approach elaborated in the lecture, informed through neuroscience, recalibrated how we perceive the idea of architecture as a habit-based endeavour as opposed to a concept based one, and how this fixation on a conceptual approach could be traced as far back as the classical era. Perhaps this renders the conceptual view as a more European phenomenon stemming from a western philosophical tradition. I was also particularly intrigued by how, using this conception, the history of architecture can be seen to have begun with the birth conciseness itself, perceiving it through a phenomenological lens. This framework lends crucial importance to nature and the environment and their role in driving human development physically and emotionally, and their overall centrality to the human experience. What we build should mirror this evolution. This reaffirms the idea that humans are ultimately products of nature, and a design approach attuned to nature, and by extension humans, is of vital importance for the prosperity of both humans and our planet.

  16. Gianluca Spataro, s287430

    It was an interesting lecture given by Davide Ruzzon. He talks to us about connection between architecture and neuroscience and how the things we see and feel in our environment affect how we respond to it. Sensations become the essence of the human experience and neuroscience can help us giving models and methods for “behavior measurements”.

  17. S291981

    Davide Ruzzon lecture covers several interesting topics. These include neuroscience and how human beings never begin an experience without an expectation. Neuroscience can be useful for an architect to create patterns that can be used as memories to create expectations in human beings. Using a method that can put humans at the center of design, and the relationship they may have with space, and especially the emotions that can be created through external stimuli.
    It was interesting to understand how crucial it is to understand other aspects related to design.

  18. Shubham Soni

    I found it interesting how the lecture explored architecture from a neuroscience perspective, highlighting the shift from a concept-based to a habit-based approach. It suggests that the emphasis on conceptual thinking in architecture may be rooted in Western philosophy, while acknowledging the significance of nature and the environment in human development and the need for designs aligned with our natural inclinations for a sustainable future.


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