Can good architecture influence behaviour?

Can the good design of buildings actually influence behaviour? There seems to be a body of evidence from the education sector that it can certainly reduce negative behaviours.

Providing an environment that is enriching, that is human, that people want to care for and has been considered to remove opportunities for unwanted behaviours seems to be key.


This feature recently on the BBC highlighted some areas to cover: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10720349

The interesting extension for us is the extent to which good design & architecture can take good behaviours and make them better.

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DESIGN AND THE HUMAN FACTOR: Can good architecture influence behaviour?

Monday, 26 July 2010

Can good architecture influence behaviour?

Can the good design of buildings actually influence behaviour? There seems to be a body of evidence from the education sector that it can certainly reduce negative behaviours.

Providing an environment that is enriching, that is human, that people want to care for and has been considered to remove opportunities for unwanted behaviours seems to be key.


This feature recently on the BBC highlighted some areas to cover: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10720349

The interesting extension for us is the extent to which good design & architecture can take good behaviours and make them better.

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