Buildings affect how we socialise, work, sleep, and even breathe. We spend a staggering 90% of our lives inside, so our environment's quality has a significant impact on our health. Done badly, spaces can isolate or endanger us – designed well, they can enhance our wellbeing, even heal us.
So how can we increase the health benefits of architecture?
From schools to offices and homes to hospitals – design materials, techniques, and new technologies can improve both our mental and physical state. Our next panel brings together experts from across industry and academia to discuss approaches for creating healthier environments.
Philip Gray, Head of Sustainability at BDP
Rosalie Menon, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Glasgow School of Art
Darran Prior, light designer at There’s Light
Dr Ute Besenecker, KTH University of Stockholm