Expression through Architecture – Preston Scott Cohen

Architect Ana Aleman interviews her former Professor from Harvard Preston Scott Cohen.

Cohen speaks about how contemporary architecture is able to arouse feelings in people using unusual proportion, distortion and perspective so the viewers get the false sense of space and movement. According to Aleman, buildings interact with viewers and produces gestures, and it is important to make a design according to the feeling that wants to be delivered.



Preston Scott Cohen is the Chair of the Department of Architecture and the Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is the author of Contested Symmetries (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001) and numerous theoretical and historical essays on architecture. His work has been widely published and exhibited and is in numerous collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard.


Categories: ArchMemories, Art & Design, Interior, Interviews, Light, Public


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