The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space

  • October 22, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Event

Organization: AIA Cinciinnati


REGISTER BEFORE 5pm OCTOBER 21 TO PARTICIPATE.

The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space explores the impact of enclosed interiors and deep-plan buildings on human performance. We analyze the role circadian light and perceived open space play in shaping cognitive function, as well as how our psycho-physiology changes in interior environments.  We discuss a new approach that proposes the restorative value of perceived open space, and how we can stage architectural cues to alter our perception of building interiors.

This course explores the impact of deep plan buildings on human performance. We analyze the role daylight and perceived open space play in shaping cognitive function, as well as how our psycho-physiology changes in interior environments.

The course introduces a new technology that proposes the restorative value of perceived open space in its two essential orientations: perceived zenith and perceived horizon line. Restoring these fundamental spatial reference frames through a valid multisensory illusion restores a range of wellness benefits normally associated with interiors applying biophilic design principles.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss the sky as the therapeutic spatial medium of daylight.

• Explain why circadian photoreceptors may generate a restorative effect on spatial cognition.

• Describe the link between our sensorimotor system, memory, and spatial reference frames.

• Summarize the malleable nature of human perception and how multisensory illusions can make space.

• Explain the implications of deep plan buildings on human wellness.

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