Episode 6 | How Architecture Affects Human Animals – Andréa de Paiva
Get ready to be fascinated by professor of neuroscience for architecture, Andrea de Paiva as she explains how architecture affects the human animal...and why this is critical for highly sensitive people.
As a Highly Sensitive Person, we often live in a world that compromises our sensitivity. It is so necessary for us to have safe spaces, especially where will live and work. That's why I am so excited to speak to and introduce you to Professor of Neuroscience for Architecture, Andréa de Paiva.
Master of Arts (Middlesex University, London), architect, and urban planner (University of São Paulo), Andréa bridges research, education, and design in her work. Her research interests involve the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science applied to architecture and urbanism, as well as architectural theory, in order to better understand how the physical environment can affect individuals and society.
Andréa is the co-author of the book Triuno: Neurobusiness and Quality of Life. In addition, she is the founder of NeuroAU an online space that aims to discuss and disseminate knowledge about the links between cognitive science and architecture & urbanism.
I invite you to listen and learn as we speak about:
00:04:08 What is neuro architecture
00:05:25 Science-based design
00:08:01 Biophilic design
00:10:50 Benefits of all the senses
00:12:38 Different levels of sensitivity
00:14:50 Impact of living near airports
00:17:43 Animals and rest
00:22:01 Sedentary lifestyles
00:24:48 The importance of diverse/dynamic balance
00:28:22 Contrast in an environment
00:29:42 Transition spaces
00:37:10 Systematic understanding of environment
00:41:23 Retail spaces
Building for Change: Comparative Case Study of Hospital Architecture
Nature in Design: The Biophilia Effect
Physiological Effects of Touching Wood
Living near an airport 'may be bad for your health'
Light and Sleep
IMAGES - please scroll down to the end of these notes for a fascinating set of images shared by Andréa.
Triuno: Neurobusiness and Quality of Life
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Places to rest:
Trianon park benches: https://br.pinterest.com/pin/570831321529754789/