Residential neighborhoods, gray buildings, and even the streets that we walk through on a daily basis, directly affect our emotional well-being. You would agree that a different experience is experienced when we travel or walk through districts with heritage buildings or newly built, ultra-modern designs.
Architects say that the space we are in affects everyone’s sense of well-being and reduces stress levels. That is, it is important not only for ergonomics for physical health, but also the environment for emotional comfort.
The psychology of the space affects a person’s mental health and behavior. In the design process it is worth taking care not only about quality ventilation, lighting, noise control and the choice of environmental materials. It is necessary to consider the importance of a comfortable universal environment. Considering the level of the urban environment, urbanists talk about the psychology of scale. The concept is based on a sense of comfort and well-being in an urban environment and relates to the human experience, the size and scale of the space. The planning of the city, the infrastructure, and the presence of green spaces are important. Harmonious combination of these components makes people’s routine life easier, reduces the level of depression, heart disease and asthma.
Practice shows the need for a strategic approach to the internal planning of buildings, optimized for human perception. Architects put more emphasis on spaces for interaction and privacy, planning, lighting and so on. Such approaches make it easier to improve concentration and overall well-being.
Do you feel comfortable in the environment of your life?