Concrete is one of the most frequently used building materials. With the introduction of digital fabrication, there have been new opportunities for designing customizable formwork resulting in liberating concrete work from rigid frames. This study on haptic visuality: investigating materiality towards a sensory architecture is to explore concrete’s texture provoking sense of touch with formwork through digital milling. Although architecture is experienced with multiple sensory, architects tend to focus on the only visual aspect, shape and form due to introduction of computer. In this vision-centered paradigm, a study of architecture to consider tactile sensation is likely to contribute to multisensory quality of the built environment. This stimulation of texture allows us to experience bodily and spatially being in space. Furthermore, the reception of the stimulus helps us to have emotional attachment to the space we are in. In the end, it affects the quality of the architectural experience and influences the quality of human life. To achieve this, this study carries out the design experiment of an artist’s studio to promote his or her creativity. In this way, this paper aims to excavate sensory architecture that can resonate with users.
Keywords: Synesthesia, Haptic Visuality, Materiality, Concrete, Digital Fabrication