25 Feb '16, 9pm

Fab article about fostering Wellness in building design...The Danish way #hygge

Fab article about fostering Wellness in building design...The Danish way #hygge

Hygge: The Human Element in Architecture A Danish term for “home” is gaining attention as designers look for ways to foster wellness in buildings. By Tristan Roberts A hyggelig (that’s “hygge” as an adjective) scene in Denmark, featuring light, warmth, and spaces for gathering Photo: James Wilson Designers looking to make green buildings not only respected but also loved have turned in recent years to concepts like biophilia , biomimicry , and beauty . A new interest in a Danish cultural tradition might have us looking not to the natural environment but inward—at human culture and at what makes us feel at home. “Hygge,” pronounced “hYOOguh,” is most often translated as “coziness” in English, but it’s about much more than a warm feeling. According to an official Danish website , hygge refers to wellbeing but is also associated with cultural traditions: “Hygge means creating...

Full article: https://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/hygge-human-elemen...

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