Reading Jane Duncan’s recent piece in February’s RIBA Journal, Beauty and the Best, reminded our architectural director, Tamsin Bryant, of her architectural thesis, The Limbic in Architecture.

Writing under her family name, Tamsin Adams, she attempts to establish and explain the importance of architecture as a visual and sensory stimulant prompting an emotional response which may be either subliminal or intense. Here is an excerpt from her introduction and you can read the thesis manifesto here.

‘This thesis originates in my personal experience of a rush of pleasure which I associate with designing buildings and my interest in how far it is possible to share and convey this pleasure to the viewer and user of the buildings I design. It introduces the concept of the limbic in architecture…’

Find out more about Tamsin’s architectural background here.