Research by the American Institute of Architects indicates that homeowners are increasingly interested in making their homes more energy efficient.
Homeowners are interested in tying their home more tightly into the surrounding community.
Baby boomers have clear opinions about desirable home features.
AIA has collected data from 600 architecture firms who specialize in designing residential spaces.
This insightful article broadly reviews the influence of the physical environment on child development.
Several surveys by professional organizations may indicate that the era of the “Not So Big” house may have dawned.
After reviewing a series of published studies relating housing characteristics and manifestations of poor mental health (such as childhood behavioral problems and depression in adults), researchers were able to draw several conclusions about the relationship between housing characteristics and mental health.
Researchers have linked lower mental health care costs and lower residential instability for individuals with chronic mental illness to homes in newer and properly maintained buildings.
The ability of elderly people to concentrate is improved by visits outdoors, although visits outdoors do not seem to influence blood pressure or heart rates.
After statistically analyzing the colors used in homes, offices, and commercial settings, researchers determined that the color palette for residential spaces tends to use distinctively warm colors. Offices and commercial spaces tend to use warm and cool colors in roughly equal proportions.