Influence of Technology on Atmosphere and Experience of Built Spaces
Technological advancements and its inexorable penetration in our ubiquitous life are constantly affecting our everyday experiences and behavioral patterns. Technology has a profound impact on nearly all aspects of contemporary social infrastructure. Its far-reaching effects shape architectural design and space-making. The incorporation of technological factors into contemporary architecture has redefined the meaning of designed space. While technology can be destructive, it also can provide newer experience and new modes of perception. It is, therefore, necessary to understand the process and extent of technological effect, both on the designed atmosphere and on the process of perceiving that atmosphere. Additionally, having a deeper understanding of the elements that technology manipulates to influence experience and ambiance of space will help determine the extent of the influence and its practical use in space designing of the contemporary world.