Designers and managers of public parks and plazas use many different methods to maintain the security of these places. Reviewing these can allow designers to take a comprehensive approach to public space security.
When air is moving, the perceived quality of that air is higher, even when the air is simply re-circulated air from the same space.
Two recent articles increase understanding of how biological sensitivity to our physical environments influences us psychologically.
The American Psychological Association held their 116th annual convention in Boston from August 14 to 17. Several of the papers presented related to place design.
The role of workplace design in innovation and the way in which building design can influence creativity and communication are probed in two recent articles.
Asians and Westerners approach the world differently, and this can be important in cross-cultural design.
Reminders of money, even if they are very subtle, influence human behavior. So can physical factors that make us likely to follow the behavioral norms of a space.
Lighting influences how we use a space. It can be considered a building material, just as concrete and steel are building materials, although it lacks physical form.
Seveal recent articles investigate the relationship between the design of the external environment and human well-being.
Evidence-based healthcare design is relevent and timely, as experts anticipate an impending boom in healthcare construction.