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Architectural Psychology: The Impact of Architecture in Human Psyche

Gaurang Kakkar


Architecture started out as a means of protection, guard from our surrounding environment. It slowly but surely evolved into an art form into which creativity, subjectivity and beauty were introduced. People spend 80-90% of their lives indoors surrounded by colors, artificial lights, spaces, furniture, flooring, ceiling, forms etc. These built environments effects personality and lives of human. Architecture effects human thinking, physical and mental wellbeing, cognitive abilities and emotions. Architectural psychology has been dealing with this perspective for many years. Architecture of a house can affect mood and that specialized cells in human brains might shape the behaviors of those
who will live with it. The study demonstrates how can homes in general be designed and structured, so that they reduce anxiety and other disorders and promote wellbeing. As long as the role of architectural language on the psychology of people sees addressing, man can hope to move ahead. It
will help people to understand better it’s capacity to bring change.

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