The Vision is inseparably present in the process of designing a building. In the beginning, it’s an idea that we are aiming to articulate. Then, vision is that very dream that we are trying to make come true, despite the obstacles that come on our way. In the end, a new beginning for the project opens - there is no longer one vision. As the project comes to life, thousands of viewers create their own visions - interpretations, depending on how they perceive what they see. Is it possible to consider probable outcomes by designing? In other words, can we foresee what others would see?
The importance of understanding architectural means of expression and its application in space forming was thoroughly analysed by Rudolph Arnheim. As an art theorist and perceptual psychologist, he researched both topics in search of common areas. In his writings, he was referring to painting, cinema but also
architecture. He argued about a form and content to be indivisible, and that the patterns created by artists reveal the nature of human experience.
Monastery Certosa di Pavia, Pavia