Infographic: How Architecture Can Save Your Life

John Brownlee, Fast Company
November 12, 2013

Design doesn’t just impact lives, or enrich lives. It can save them. That is the message the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is trying to emphasize in a new interactive graphical chart that shows the ways in which the choices architects make can affect our lives. We all live in buildings, and it is the geometry of these structures, where they are placed and the shadows they cast that have the largest impact on the well-being of their inhabitants. Yet not all architects are conscientious of the way even the smallest design decision can impact people’s physical and mental health. More …

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