There is no such thing as a neutral space.
What we create either causes health
or erodes our ability to thrive;
socially, economically and culturally.

There is no such thing as a neutral space.
What we create either causes health
or erodes our ability to thrive;
socially, economically and culturally.

Enriched Environments

Enriched environments—environments that cause health—result from the combination of seven elements. These elements stimulate our brains’ biological and chemical operating systems, acting like architectural “super vitamins”. With demonstrated powers to improve health as measured though neurological, physiological, psychological and sociological feedback. They are important in creating enriched healing, working and collaborative knowledge-sharing spaces.

News

Ideas

  • Research in neuroplasticity and neurogenesis

    September 23, 2020

    Research in neuroplasticity and neurogenesis (Gould et al. 1999) is beginning to raise awareness that learning capacity and memory can be improved by our surroundings. Not all aspects of the brain are fixed, or destined to deteriorate over time, as was previously assumed.

  • Stimmung

    September 23, 2020

    Buildings transmit a psychological ‘temperature’ known by the German 19th century concept of ‘stimmung’ meaning atmospheric mood, often associated with music.