Individuals building homes seem to be very motivated to build green, even during difficult economic times, which may indicate the true strength of interest in sustainable architecture.
Being exposed to lots of light at night is depressing, at least if you’re a mouse
While discussing the rebuilding of New Orleans, Curtis reflects on the evolution of design practices.
Dutch researchers have completed a research project that supports the findings of an assortment of other studies, all indicating that there are advantages to living near green spaces.
When people are asked to select the “best” object, which one are they most likely to choose, the first one or the last one presented or one in the middle of the set?
Perceived brightness has a number of ramifications, from human energy levels to the apparent cleanliness of objects.
Deborah Burnett, writing on the Healthcare Design blog, encourages other healthcare designers to include sound systems in all of the environments they develop because research evidence now very clearly indicates the value of having patients listen to music.
People with autism experience the physical world differently than others, and details of those differences should inform the design of spaces that they can be expected to use heavily.
Researchers from the University of Rochester have uncovered even more evidence that experiencing nature is a good thing.
Designers creating retail spaces, or refining the design of any space, will be interested in recent work by Brian Sternthal (Northwestern University) and Myungwoo Nam (INSEAD).