architecture and well-being

Today a correspondent has got in touch, saying:

“There’s no such thing as a “neutral” environment: your built environment is either helping you, or it’s hurting you.”

Which is indeed what everyone’s saying:

Whether it’s “neuro-architecture”:

The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel – BBC Future

Or lessons learnt from WFH:

How home design can impact our mental health – What Works Wellbeing

Here’s the start of a piece in the latest Arch Daily – with lots more links to follow:

Architecture and Health: How Spaces Can Impact Our Emotional Well-Being

Our readers have already expressed their opinion on how psychology is essential to build healthy and pleasant spaces to live in, and for this reason, we decided to explore the impacts of the spatial experience on each person’s well-being, improving quality of life and reducing mental stress. In other words, architecture not only contributes to physical health through ergonomics but also affects our emotional comfort…

Architecture and Health: How Spaces Can Impact Our Emotional Well-Being | ArchDaily

And here’s an art deco building nestled in Budapest to illustrate the point:

green leafed trees, ivy, plant, porch, building, hungary, palace district, budapest | Piqsels