Affect Transformation - Louis Kahn's British Art Center, Norman Foster's Yale School of Management   This study aims to explore the affective possibilities of two different spaces through the exchange of material and surface properties. By transforming one space's color, pattern, and texture into the other's -- a radically different experience is created out of the same structure. The potential power of surface properties is shown, substantiating the central role that materiality and affect play in our experience of architecture. The British Art Center and the School of Management were chosen for their similar structural elements (cylinders, grids), but also their drastically different characters and connotations. On one hand, the BAC represents stillness, domesticity, warmth, and maturity. The SOM building expresses fluidity, movement, transparency, and corporatism.  (Existing building photographs credit: Yale Center for British Art & Foster + Partners)  
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