Virtual Lunch & Learn: The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space

When:  Jul 9, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Akron-Canton
In this course we explore 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 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 normally associated with interiors applying biophilic design principles.

This is a virtual program, through Zoom.

Presented by Sky Factory.

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Contact

Jillian Tipton

jtipton@aiaakron.org