Efficiency + Experience

Havik, K. M. (Keynote speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference


    Invited lecture at international conference: Efficiency + Experience

    The present conference will embrace a selection of influential speakers with a variety of views regarding the subject of comfort in architecture, discussing the differentiated but by no means opposed concepts of Efficiency and Experience, and rather using them as balancing approaches to understand architecture.

    The word comfort is officially defined as “material comfort or wellness” [i]. However, it is not so easy to sketch an explanation about the welfare of human beings, specifically, in relation to buildings. On the one hand, it could be understood from an objective perspective related to the measurements of thermal, visual, acoustic, moisture or air aspects, present in a particular space and its relationship with standard human demands, which implies measuring certain physical attributes of reality to efficiently provide such conditions within a specific environment. On the other hand, it can also be understood from cultural and social conditions, that is from a subjective and individual psychological (psychosocial) perspective, related to the actual experience of the aforementioned physical conditions, that is, including the perception of the human being for give shape to special configurations that would be interpreted according to particular social contexts.
    Period29 Aug 201831 Aug 2018
    Event titleEfficiency + Experience: Towards and Architecture of Comfort
    Event typeConference
    LocationBogota, Colombia
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • architectural experience
    • rogelio salmona
    • Alvar Aalto
    • literary methods
    • architecture