Physical structures that determine human response
- space configuration concerns such as needed space for informal gatherings.
- environment interrelated variables example temperature control.
- building appearance including tidiness and exterior interior decoration.
- building functionality for example the need for privacy.
Physical structure has the following effects
- Intelligent buildings are more able and resilient to act in response to the dynamic needs of its inhabitants
- When the individuals own the space and become committed to it, they alter their surroundings and overcome their territoriality. consequently, as activities change, individuals start to change their habitat.
- Good physical structure improves productivity and enhances good relationship among individuals. The opposite is also true.
architecture as a means of controlling human behavior
architecture tries to reduce the combined environmental impacts during the following
- production of building components
- construction process
- during the lifecycle of the building
design practice emphasizes on
- efficiency cooling and heating systems
- alternative sources of energy such as solar hot water .
- suitable building sitting.
- Recycled or reused building materials.
- on-site power generation.
- solar technology and ground source heat pumps.
environmental psychological implications of commercial and residential design
People tend to design climate controlled units, meaning that in the case of harshly cold or hot weather, air conditioning or heat to maintain the temperature at a certain level. So a building will have to be designed based on whether the owner wants to offer climate control . In this case, the building will have to be outfitted with central heating units and air conditioning
purpose of psychological implications of commercial and residential design
- actual needs of people to study behavior of people living
- functionality and quality
- Pollution of the environment
considerations. Of psychological implications of commercial and residential
- sunshine and natural light.
- noise problem
- The thermal surroundings which may directly have an impact on the living comfort of the important factors
- harmful gases exclusion and residential indoor air pollution.
architectural development supporting sustainable development aims to
- Promote the importance of spatial and architecture planning for the quality of life.
- Support initiatives, legislation and policies to create conditions for a sustainable and better quality of architecture.
- Identify inventive approaches in urban and architecture planning that reflect on working and changing living conditions such as demography, mobility, social ,civic and cohesion involvement.
- Connect individuals and institutions advocating the importance of architectural policies and architecture .
importance of architectural development supporting sustainable development
- Enhance effective use of resources.
- Facilitates timely development
- Influences innovation practices
Environmental psychology field of study that focuses on the interaction between human and the surroundings. The field describes the term environment very widely including all the natural resources on the planet as well as built environments, social settings informational environments and learning environments. When solving predicaments involving human-surrounding interactions, whether local or global, one ought to have a replica of human nature that forecasts the environmental conditions under which individuals will behave in a creative and decent manner. With such a replica one can manage, design, restore and protect surroundings that improve reasonable behavior, predict what the outcome is likely to be when these conditions are not met, and make a diagnosis of the problem situations.