Webinar–The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space (Sky Factory)

October 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space.

Speaker: Geof Northridge, AIA, IDCEC, GBCI

This session will explore the accumulated research that has revealed the adverse impact of enclosed interiors and deep-plan buildings on human performance.

Participants will gain insights into human perception, and how architectural cues can be staged to trigger many of the same beneficial responses otherwise obtained by genuine biophilic elements.

The session will also cover the role circadian light and perceived open space play in shaping human cognitive function, as well as how our psycho-physiology changes in interior environments.

Participants will uncover a new design framework that proposes the restorative value of perceived open space in its two essential orientations: perceived zenith and perceived horizon line.

In contrast to how we perceive these spatial reference frames outdoors, in enclosed interiors where such reference frames are often not visible, we can stage architectural cues to alter our perception of interior space.

Restoring these spatial reference frames through a valid multisensory illusion restores a range of wellness benefits otherwise associated with interiors applying biophilic design principles. These principles were designed to create restorative environments for patient care, as well as enhance staff performance and well-being.

After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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