The notion of affordances has been used to represent functionality and usability in several design areas. The paper considers its applicability to architecture and buildings. It discusses a distinction between the affordances of building elements and spaces, and a number of dimensions for the mapping of different aspects.


Architectural Design Building Element Intended Function Visual Clue Cultural Constraint 
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  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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