Happy by Design: A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Happy by Design

A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing, 1st Edition

By Ben Channon

RIBA Publishing

224 pages

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Paperback: 9781859468784
pub: 2018-08-01

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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? This book explores the ways in which buildings, spaces and cities affect our moods. It reveals how architecture and design can make us happy and support mental health and explains how poor design can have the opposite effect.

Presented through a series of easy-to-understand design tips and accompanied by beautiful diagrams and illustrations, Happy by Design is a fantastic resource for architects, designers and students, or for anybody who would like to better understand the relationship between buildings and happiness.

Table of Contents

1. Light 2. Comfort 3. Control 4. Nature 5. Aesthetics 6. Activity 7. Psychology

About the Author

Ben Channon is an architect at Assael Architecture, where he is the Mental Wellbeing Ambassador for the practice, and is also an accredited mindfulness practitioner with the Mindfulness Association.

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