Does your mind go for a toss in messy places, dimly lit rooms, small isolated spaces or narrow pathways? Why is it that sunlight uplifts our mood or our productivity increases in organized places?
We live in an era that recognizes the role of a balanced and positive state of mind in the overall well-being of the human body. Our surroundings have a significant effect in this regard. Where we live, what we see, hear, smell on the regular does impact our anatomy. Unless we feel comfortable in an environment we are prone to anxiety, stress, restlessness, paranoia or lethargy. What is it that makes up our immediate environment? Our Habitats or as we call them Concrete Structures!
The Role of Architecture
Architecture has a profound impact on the human mind and body, it is the balance between functionality and form that makes for a well-planned space. Breaking it down further, let’s see how each element has an impact -
Does it impact health?
Doctors have proven that natural light tends to regulate our blood flow and circulation, also contributes to healing and wellness. This is based on the fact that humans are spending the majority of their time without access to direct daylight, therefore it befalls on the architect to bear in mind this deficiency and tailor structures accordingly.
It has been noted that well-designed hospitals contributed to faster healing, improved vitals as well as strengthened cognitive skills among ill kids. Studies also identified that hospitals had to be a comfortable space for staff members including nurses and doctors, since they spend the maximum time on call, they must have access to visual environments like landscape views and support spaces for them to work effectively.
Every structure has a purpose and is supposed to invoke certain emotions in human beings. A home should feel comfortable and secure. A school should bring curiosity and energy. A workspace should enhance productivity, focus and confidence.