We build the built environment for humans.For humans to live in, to work in, to interact in, to travel through, to connect. We do not build buildings, roads and bridges as an end in themselves.
Research shows the built environment impacts us as humans. It can affect our mood, and well being as well as areas in the brain attuned to geometry and the arrangement of spaces.
So, why then is the consideration of human psychology (behaviour and perception) what some might say the “soft sciences” (by the way we hate that term) one of the key areas that has not being focused on in depth in the design of the built environment to date?