This research investigates the impact of a building’s design on the mental wellbeing of the occupants. The main factors that affect mental wellbeing were identified through a review of current literature relating to the topic. Weightings were applied to the factors based on previous research to allow them to be used to assess a building’s influence. The factors were then compiled into a tabular audit tool that may be used to score a building out of 100%. This audit tool was then tested on three buildings of varying types and sizes to assess its usability. A detailed interview was carried out to obtain the opinions of a professional working within the subject area. The paper concludes by highlighting the need for further research in this area and suggests fine tuning of the audit tool.
|Title of host publication||Architectural Technology at the Interfaces|
|Subtitle of host publication||Conference Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of Architectural Technology|
|Editors||Tahar Kouider, Gareth Alexander|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jun 2018|
Bibliographical noteGareth - I was co-author of the proceedings and did not send myself an acceptance email. The attached email was a thank you from the other co-editor (Tahar Kouider) for sharing the final version of two papers that I co-authored.
- Mental Health
- Mental Wellbeing
- Occupancy Wellbeing
- Building Design
- Audit Tool