Turning architecture with humans
The evolutive features of human interaction within the natural environment have slowly molded human behavior. These primitive templates generated, in a social dimension, the surfacing of feelings to the consciousness and gradually of the language. Neuroscience sheds light on the mechanism through which architecture has been a crucial shift in the cognitive enhancement of Humans. Deprived of this context, we can not fully get Embodied, Extended, Embedded, and Enacted Cognition. The book clarifies how the architecture’s inception is a transition from the natural settings, those that would have inextricably coupled bodies and actions, from the Homo Erectus phase.Nowadays, technologies and architectures humans developed, along with cultural and social transformations, particularly in the last two centuries, modified cities without sufficient awareness of the fundamental role played by the environment in human evolution. Our urban ambiance, and the environmental crisis, are the result of this forgetting. Now, human sciences can now underpin a new way to conceive human-centered design approach.
About Davide Ruzzon
Davide Ruzzon is an architect, director of the Master of Science Neuroscience Applied to the Architectural Design, NAAD at the University of Architecture Iuav in Venice.
He also founded the branch TUNED in Lombardini22, an architectural firm in Milan, devoted to the application of the scientific knowledge to the design, and is the editor of the magazine Intertwining, born in Italy to nourish the debate among architecture, philosophy, and sciences.