Author(s): Heera Mani Thapliyal, Rakesh Alawadhi, Himmat Bhatia and Abhinav Singh
Abstract: “The body is the soul’s prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open” – Jim Morrison. Humans have five main senses which are used to understand themselves and world around them. The visual sense has dominated over the other senses, especially in architecture. The five senses from the hierarchy from the highest sense of vision down to earth. Architecture is deeply engaged with senses. Eyes are the most delicate part of our body and the loss of eye sight is a ultimate physical loss. The eyes are more accurate than the ears, it can be regarded as humanity’s greatest gift. According to western culture, sight is noblest of all the senses. It has been regarded as an art form of the eye. There is very strong tendency in vision to hold and attach to someone. As contemporary architecture is becoming more popular, senses are being neglecting and imbalance in sensory system is occurring. The dominance of the eye and suppression of the other senses tend to push us into detachment and isolation.