Sensory Pleasure

Adelaide Central Markets – Adelaide, SA, AUS Most of my sensory organs are overwhelmed at city markets!  Private open space?

Sensory pleasure: create spaces that engage the senses and delight the mind.

Appearance, hearing, taste, smell and touch, and awareness of our body's position and movement through space and across the topography.  

Too little or too much?

Aesthetics in urban design are not a dispensable luxury.  Good urban design addresses visible and invisible dimensions of human experience.  In doing so, the design of a place can trigger a positive emotional response, matching our mood or enhancing our sense of self-worth.

This quality is subject to personal interpretation and is included as an optimiser.  

Derived from the VIC Urban Design Charter

Place Drivers

  1. Character
  2. Diversity
  3. Accessibility
  4. Fit & function
  5. Animators
  6. Continuity and enclosure
  7. Consistency & variety
  8. Legibility
  9. Structure
  10. Features
  11. Social Fabric
  12. Sustainability

Place Preference

  1. Quality of the public realm
  2. Safety
  3. Creativity
  4. Sensory Pleasure

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