"There is a close relationship of materiality in architecture to the extend realm of effects and affects. Articulation of surface and formal effects can have a tremendous affect on the experimental veracity of architecture.
Peter Eisenmann makes the distinction between effect and affect rather clear. He states 'Effect is something produced by an agent or cause. In architecture it is the relationship between some object and its function or meaning; it is an idea that has dominated western architecture for the las 200 years.' In contrast, 'Affect is the conscious subjective aspect of an emotion considered apart from bodily changes. Affect in architecture is simply the sensate response to a physical

Branko Kolarevic and Kevin R. Klinger
Extracted from: KOLAREVIC, B and KLINGER, K: 2008, Manufacturing Material Effects  Rethinking Design and Making Architecture,  Routledge, New York.

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