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Lab designers are now fully incorporating research-backed workplace design principles that have been used successfully in office spaces into the high-science/high-tech environments they are creating.
The physical features of the indoor work environment are closely linked to human behaviors such as creativity, teamwork, and leadership.
McCoy and Evans have determined that environments in which individuals are creative share certain features.
The popular press is devoting a lot of attention to the possible dangers of mold, which is keeping the issue top-of-mind with individuals and firms.
A recent survey of new and used home buyers sponsored by Builder and the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard revealed reasons why new-home purchasers bought new or used homes.
What influence does urban design have on human health at the scale of individual buildings and surroundings, neighborhoods, and towns and regions? Laura Jackson (National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, EPA) surveyed the literature.
In today’s urban environments, sound reduction often can make outdoor spaces more comfortable for people. One method is to block sound through dense vegetation to reduce sound spillover.
Health-related behaviors, like many others, can be influenced by the physical environment. This book’s aim is to elucidate the connection.
Anyone who has sought out a choice spot under a tree on a hot day knows that a single tree can create its own microclimate. In small, tree-rich urban parks, the effect can be significant.
Jacobson, Silverstein, and Winslow draw on their experiences as practicing architects to enumerate principles relevant to residential design.