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by Ann Sussman, RA + Hernan Rosas
The results are in for Study #1: Eye Tracking Public Architecture. How do people look at these buildings? What immediately draws their eye? Do some buildings make people feel happy and others less so? How does architecture enhance or degrade the public realm?
I can't argue with the findings but I'm with Lyndon here - the images of "modern" buildings that are used in the study are not great examples.We have learned much since most of those buildings were built.It clear that the images were selected to prove the thesis.There are modern buildings that hold our interest having elements that hold the observant eye.More studies like this are needed to get to the source of our perceptions.