Buildings have the power to not only change the way we feel, but also to improve our health. Research shows that qualities such as daylight, natural materials and a visual connection with nature can have a huge impact on mental wellbeing, while fresh air and opportunities for movement play an important role in our physical wellness. With more people now working from home than ever before, there is an urgent need for these qualities to become essentials in the design of our homes, especially as they also offer environmental benefits.
In line with this year's LFA theme, Act, journalist and editor Amy Frearson is teaming up with co-living community Mason + Fifth to explore how architects, developers and homeowners can take action to improve the health benefits of our homes in line with the WELL Building principles. The event will include a panel discussion with speakers George Bradley, director of architecture studio Bradley Van Der Straeten; Olga Turner, co-founder of wellbeing consultancy Ekkist; and Harry Bridgeman, head of real estate for Mason & Fifth. There will also be interactive display, giving attendees the opportunity to experience healthy building materials first-hand.
The talk will also be available to watch via livestream here from 7pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/1028698274702983
Image: Nicholas Worley, courtesy of Mason + Fifth
The Italian Building, 41 Dockhead,
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