Multisensory approach in architecture education: The basic courses of architecture in Iranian universities

Arezou Monshizade

Keywords: multisensory, architecture, education, basic courses

The privileged position of vision in architecture design is increasingly criticised, as well as the use of external representation methods, which degrade the reality of architecture in a mere visual, or an ‘art of instant printed image’. However, the integration with architecture involves our entire body and all of the senses. Prior to the professional field, this can be traced back to the establishments, which educate the future architects. This article aims to study the origin of ocular centrism in architecture education, and its pathology in according to the pedagogic experiences. So then, it follows this question: how we can integrate the multisensory approach into basic courses that are defined in the freshman years (first three semesters) of architecture education in Iran?