???The premise is to consider how each feature of the architectural environment influences certain brain processes such as those involved in stress, emotion and memory,??? Eve Edelstein, Ph.D. explains, in a recent article from Oprah. Edelstein, another consultant to ANFA, is an adjunct professor at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design in San Diego.
In terms of tips for influencing happy feelings, these experts point to designing good vantage points in the main gathering rooms, such as the kitchen or great room. Here, the ideal floor plan includes a view of the entryway, a window onto a pretty landscaped yard and a fireplace.
Wow – I love this – the brain science of tuning our surroundings. And a good writeup on ecosalon too (via @rotkapchen)