Several relatively new interior solutions have reach the market that provide architects innovative and even surprising ways to solve numerous design challenges for interior spaces and environments. Over that, these materials, systems, and techniques address the environmental quality (EQ) factors that drive such bottom line actions as office productivity, patient well being, and student test scores. In addition they play into a number of variables for sustainable design certifications.
Taken together, they have formed the relatively new subject–or interdiscipline, to be more exact–that is widely referred to as environmental psychology. The focus? Nothing less astounding compared to the relationships between our surroundings and also the crucial human state: one’s personal health, well being, personal state of mind, as well as the broader notion of the group’s or whole society’s well-being.
This subject of inquiry expands past mere spot and architectural means, of course: Social settings constitute individuals, by way of example. So environmental psychology must simultaneously address the interrelationships and combined effects of:
- Nature and natural behaviors
- Social settings
- Building and interior-design
- Academic areas
- Informational environments
Assessing these links between social and behavioral results and architectural interiors is a truly modern attempt, just about 100 years extending back.