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Architectural Medicine Book Announcement

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UPDATE: November 11, 2020

Pre-Order now available! In order to include content focused on COVID19 topics, we’re setting the Architectural Medicine book publishing date for December 2020.

We’re happy to announce that the first Architectural Medicine book will be published in December of 2020!

The new book ...

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5 Things to Do at Home for Better Wellness During Coronavirus

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With the Coronavirus outbreak and pandemic, more and more people are doing their part for social distancing, which means spending even more time inside. Over the past 20 years, the amount of time the average person spends inside has risen up to 90 percent each day. That’s up to 22 hours inside each day…

During this challenging time, there are a few things you can do to help with your health, and a few steps you can take to increase the ...

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Architectural Medicine – Why not Call it Healthy Building?

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Why not Call it Healthy Building?

Since Architectural Medicine has been in existence, there have been some questions as to the naming of Architectural Medicine, and questions as to why it’s not just called Healthy Building.

This is an excellent question, and this article discusses this from our perspective. As the topics of Health in the Built Environment become more popular and gain more attention, which we are very happy to see, these topics of Healthy Building have become more specific. There ...

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USGBC premieres human health podcast “Built for Health”

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From the USGBC website: USGBC’s new podcast series, “Built for Health,” explores the various impacts the built environment has on human health. The series is hosted by former Schneider Fellow Flavia Grey, a PhD candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. With a focus on the dynamic interaction between occupant well-being and building Continue Reading →

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Bill Davenhall’s TED talk-Your health depends on where you live

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Bill Davenhall’s TED talk-Your health depends on where you live

Where you live: It impacts your health as much as diet and genes do, but it’s not part of your medical records. At TEDMED, Bill Davenhall shows how overlooked government geo-data (from local heart-attack rates to toxic dumpsite info) can mesh with mobile GPS apps to ...

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On Health and Architecture – Ben van Berkel

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On Health and Architecture – Ben van Berkel

 

In this talk, Ben van Berkel asks the question, “How can Architecture affect our health on multiple levels?”

He discusses the importance of Architecture and its overall impact on three levels on Physical, Social and Psychological Health.

 

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Architects need to answer the changing needs of society and to create buildings that provide the best conditions possible in which we can prosper. Using architecture to ...

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The Impact of Architecture – Donald Schmitt

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The Impact of Architecture – Donald Schmitt

Published on Apr 20, 2015

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Donald Schmitt, principal architect, discusses the impact of architecture in creating communities to foster innovation, creation, connection and collaboration. How do we design and construct spaces to honour culture and history as well as solve problems of energy use ...
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Architecture and the Science of the Senses – Stefan Behling

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Architecture and the Science of the Senses – Stefan Behling

“As an architect you have an amazing opportunity to change people’s lives. That is one of the great side effects of this job. You can truly make a difference.” – Stefan Behling

“The flip side of that is a pretty big responsibility because whatever we do is around for quite a long time. And then the next complication in this is that we actually can’t really make any decisions, we can only be the ...

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Bringing Back Emotion and Intimacy in Architecture – Adrian Bica

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Bringing Back Emotion and Intimacy in Architecture – Adrian Bica

Consider these three topics in this great talk about Architecture as an emotional experience with Adrian Bica:

  1. Architecture as a Story
  2. Architecture as an Emotional Relationship
  3. Architecture as Crafted Art

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In his talk, Adrian argues that the world we are designing lacks meaning and as a result, we’re unable to connect with the world around us. The buildings we enter every day ...

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