Most of us have “seen” animals or other things in cloud formations, but what you might or might not have thought about is what you see when you look at a building or building components. In their book “Designing for How We Respond to the Built Environment”, architect Ann Sussman and Justin Hollander, explore how we respond to the built environment. “They believe “patterns matter” – one pattern which is innate in all of us, they say is the pattern of faces. “”….Our brains are fundamentally oriented toward vision—it’s our strongest sense. And one of the patterns we instinctively identify is faces—again, they say, based on evolutionary necessity, in this case to quickly identify friend or foe.That’s why some buildings are more identifiable than others….”” (from article by Taylor McNeil, see below)
I’ve always enjoyed “seeing” faces in inanimate objects, such as houses, door handles, outlets etc., so it was fun coming across this article mentioning that. I’m looking forward to reading the entire book.The photo is showing recent examples of “faces” I’ve seen. I’m sure you all have seen a lot of fun things too.
Quotes are from the following article by Taylor McNeil – See more at: http://now.tufts.edu/articles/urban-planning-if-people-mattered?utm_source=Tufts+Now+-+External+and+Students&utm_campaign=38c5b5bdd8-Tufts_Now_external_150311&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c17dba3525-38c5b5bdd8-207374997#sthash.coABErXF.dpuf