Canada’s National Research Council Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC) has developed a suite of space design software tools that are available free or for a nominal fee at their website (archived: https://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/achievements/highlights/2007/daylight_aut...).
Enhance Satisfaction/Quality of Life
Being exposed to bright light at specific points during the day increases the length of time that people with dementia remain asleep at night.
A number of factors make a neighborhood seem disordered; the ones that are physical will be discussed here.
Kelly and Hosking used a case study of a seaside Australian town to explore the relationship between owners of second-homes and the communities in which those second homes are located.
Schimmel and Forster have demonstrated that when people think about the future, they are more apt to view unconventional art as typical than if they do not think about the future.
McCormack’s and his colleagues’ research supports previous investigations of adults’ perceptions of distances to places in their neighborhoods.
The façade of medical buildings influences the perceived quality of medical care and expected comfort level to be experienced within the structure.
Perkins + Will developed a copyrighted pediatric hospital room for long-term patients after interviewing medical professionals, former patients, and parents of former patients.
Designers are often asked to create spaces or products to store excess possessions, but instead of creating storage space, it often would be more appropriate to reduce the amount of material being stored.
Pediatric hospital room design has recently been the focus of a Perkins + Will research team.