Generous Architecture

We admire generous people; but can architecture have similar built characteristics?

We sense a place that is either hostile or welcoming to our presence. Generous architecture is an important part of enriched environments; innate and distinctive design choices that create architectural atmospheres, individually or collectively perceived.

Chosen characteristics that evoke positive basic emotions and background bodily feelings – that cause health.

Francis Rambert’s put forward the idea of “generous versus generic” architecture, a “more” architecture that gives to a place or city; culturally, contextually, spatially- a habitable ‘more’.

 Generosity relates to how certain characteristics of designed places aren’t absolutely defined – but left for the occupants to reconfigure the use and functions over time;  open so it can adapt and evolve to those that use it, making it their own.