• 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.

  • 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.

  • Education Building Can Tell a Story

    August 10, 2020

    Education buildings tell important stories to their community, about their values and aspirations. Our Elmwood School building uses mass timber extensively in its structur

  • Stillness

    July 26, 2020

    Solidness, silence, stillness and intimacy is an important element of our built environments – enriched environments - something that can intentionally be infused, especially in a Covid-19 period when we have all been left feeling vulnerable.

  • Generous Architecture

    July 1, 2020

    We admire generous people; but can architecture have similar built characteristics?

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