The combination of physical elements and the emotions one experiences from their surroundings can shape the the comfort level from beginning to end.
Gary Zandstra · September 14, 2017
When you enter a church, or for that matter any building, you’ll have a visceral reaction to the entirety of the facility
You will have an emotional response as well as a physical response to the space.
An emotional response maybe to the pleasing colors in the space.
A physical response maybe the goose bumps that cover your arms from the super chilled air. Both of these responses are natural and also important.
I have previously written about the power of scent in a space. I have also written about traffic patterns in a facility these are both very important things that influence how you react and interact with the facility.
To clarify my word usage I will use feelings for emotion and functional for physical.
Currently, I am attending a startup church. We are less than a year old and have been blessed to move into our own building.
We were meeting at a local college in a room that had a real cool vibe. The space we were in was a recital hall that seated 300 people. It had lots of wood and warm finishes.
The new to us space was built in 2005, seats 400, and feels a little sterile.