Today, more and more people live in urban areas, spending up to 85% of their time indoors, thus becoming less and less connected to nature. Homes, institutions and commercial buildings not only have to be multifunctional spaces, but they must also be designed as environments that reconnect people with nature through light, fresh air and outward views. These are the keywords in designing a modern welcoming building.
There are a few principles encouraging builders in Colorado to design buildings people to design buildings bringing in the views, sounds and smells of nature. Here are a few tips for achieving this:
1. Outward view – Windows are mandatory, as the view provides us an image of the world and nature outdoors, which contributes to the sense of well-being. In addition, nothing compares to natural light and natural ventilation. The smell of freshly cut grass and the smell of flowers; the freshness of the early morning, the heat of the afternoon and the coolness of the night; opening windows and doors for natural airflow is a great way to create a healthy indoor climate.
2. Color schemes for the exterior of the building – they must be carefully chosen so as to create a unitary whole.
3. Landscaping around the building, to soften spaces, provide a nice route for people and also improve environmental quality.