Archinect - Empirical Architecture 2023-06-04T06:42:52-04:00 SPACE+LIGHT+FORM Eric Knight 2021-10-20T13:37:01-04:00 >2021-10-20T13:37:01-04:00 <p>Space is the Initial State</p><p>Light Creates</p><p>Form Holds Light<br><br></p> Empirical Value of Proportion and Aesthetics Eric Knight 2021-05-18T16:44:24-04:00 >2021-05-19T18:19:59-04:00 <p>Does the way you visually perceive a building improve its empirical performance?</p> <p>Does the way you visually perceive a building impact the way it makes you feel within its spaces?</p> <p><br>Answering these obvious questions can help validate the empirical and functional value of proportion and aesthetics giving form an extrinsic function.<br></p> “How much does your house weigh?” Eric Knight 2020-12-08T14:33:20-05:00 >2021-04-09T04:40:34-04:00 <p>A classic Buckminster Fuller question highlighting an overlooked aspect of current sustainability metrics quantifying the amount of natural resources used per square foot of built environment.</p><p>It would be great hearing of other empirical metrics and parameters that better define the benefits and enhancements architecture can provide for our quality of life in the constructed ecosystem we are making for our future.<br><br></p><p><br><br></p> Objective analysis of Good Architecture Eric Knight 2020-12-08T13:39:48-05:00 >2020-12-08T14:33:52-05:00 <p>What makes architecture good and who determines what is good and what is bad architecture? <br></p> <p><br>Overpriced shiny panels and tacked on bells and whistles with life cycle costs overshadowing generative performance claims win accolades and make sustainability sexy and chic but are these methods truly sustainable and scalable at all economic levels of society and building types? The current state of the art in architecture could be well served by an empirical set of locally relevant objective principles quantified by the individuals and end users measuring the increase in quality of life and ecology that truly good architecture can provide without the need for standardized bureaucratic forms and requirements monopolizing winners through the certification process and stifling grassroots innovation. <br></p>