Built behavior

The bridge between Neurology, Psychology and Architecture

In the evolving field of architecture, the fusion of neuroscience and design – termed ’neuroarchitecture‘ – is paving the way for more empathetic and human-centric spaces.
Have you ever wondered how the spaces around us – be it a cozy room, a sprawling plaza, or a winding corridor – influence the way we perceive reality?
This is where neuroarchitecture steps in, serving as the confluence of architectural design and neuroscience, shaping and being shaped by our perceptions.
Beyond mere aesthetics, architectural elements play pivotal roles in shaping our experiences, influencing our behavior, and modulating our emotional responses. The bridge between neurology, psychology, and architecture offers a multidimensional lens to understand how we interact with our environment.

It is crucial to think about the different areas within the design process, that will affect our wellbeing; such as sensory design of the built context, wayfinding and learning, user needs, ecological designs, forms and shapes.
Especially Biophillic designs show positive impacts on our health, when used accordingly [2].
Developing architectural design concepts is not just about creating visually appealing spaces. It’s about understanding the nuances of the human psyche and designing spaces that cater to our innate needs, emotions, and behaviors.
By acknowledging the profound influence of perception, memory, decisions and experience on our well-being and interactions, architects can design environments that resonate deeply with their inhabitants, creating truly transformative spaces.

Principles for the design process


Sensory design of built context


Wayfinding and learning


User journey and user needs


Forms and shapes


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