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Happy by Design: A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing

Author/EditorBen Channon (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859468784
Pub Date09/09/2019
BindingPaperback
Pages224
Dimensions (mm)186(h) * 123(w)
$34.01
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Can good design truly make us happier? Given that we spend over 80% of our time in buildings, shouldn't we have a better understanding of how they make us feel? Happy by Design explores the ways in which buildings, spaces and cities affect our moods. It reveals howarchitecture and design can make us happy and support mental health, and explainshow poor design can have the opposite effect.Presented through a series ofeasy-to-understand design tips and accompanied by beautiful diagrams andillustrations, Happy by Design is a fantastic resource for architects,designers and students, or for anybody who would like to better understand therelationship between buildings and happiness.

Can good design truly make us happier? Given that we spend over 80% of our time in buildings, shouldn't we have a better understanding of how they make us feel? Happy by Design explores the ways in which buildings, spaces and cities affect our moods. It reveals howarchitecture and design can make us happy and support mental health, and explainshow poor design can have the opposite effect.Presented through a series ofeasy-to-understand design tips and accompanied by beautiful diagrams andillustrations, Happy by Design is a fantastic resource for architects,designers and students, or for anybody who would like to better understand therelationship between buildings and happiness.

Ben Channon is an architect at Assael Architecture. He is the Mental Wellbeing Ambassador at the practice, and is an accredited mindfulness practitioner with the Mindfulness Association. He coaches mindfulness at the practice and in his free time and in 2017 founded and chairs the Architects' Mental Wellbeing Forum, which is focused on improving mental health within the industry. He has also lectured on wellbeing and architecture at Liverpool University, and writes for a number of publications on this subject.

About the Author Introduction 1. Light 2. Comfort 3. Control 4. Nature 5. Aesthetics 6. Activity 7. Psychology Conclusions Notes and References

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