The Smellarium: An Exploration of Olfactory Architecture
While the experience of architecture is dominated by the visual and tactile sense, the sense of smell which has a powerful, intrinsic effect on perception and phenomena, is largely ignored.
By exploring the myriad of qualities that scent can induce; The Smellarium: An Exploration of Olfactory Architecture employs scent as an architectural mechanism to produce multi-sensorial spaces. This thesis investigates the manipulation of smell within designed environments to elicit emotions, memories, and reminiscences, thus fostering an authentic experience. It asks: How can scent evoke memories, familiarities or reactions to generate personal connections to architecture?