07 Feb Rewilding Design | Light
The Rewilding Design series takes an in-depth look at how design can naturally enhance the unique potential of people and place. Our March event explores our innate connection with natural light.
The time has come for sustainable design to make the transformational shift from ‘doing less harm’ to being a ‘force for good’. This series explores how designers can make this shift, by celebrating the things we want, rather than limiting the things we want to avoid. Integrating the naturalness of light is proving to be a vital part of making this transformation a reality.
Natural lights ever-changing spectrum illuminates our world. It brings out rich colours, dynamically contrasts characteristics, and focuses our attention. It cues and synchronises the planets rhythms, in much the same way as it cues and synchronises our internal biological and psychological processes. Indeed, there appears to be much that can be gained by facilitating an everyday connection with natural light.
As Winston Churchill said, ‘We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us’. Given that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, this creates a design imperative for those who want to promote a healthy relationship between people and place.
Wednesday 23rd March, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel.Register Here
About Rewilding Design
Today, there is a predominance of design that tries to control nature to create a predetermined ‘ideal’ conditions. Rewilding Design challenges this perspective, encouraging designers to think about how they can bring as much of the great outdoors, indoors.
The series brings together a diverse range of professionals who share a passion for shaping better places for people. Our events are interactive and inclusive. We use Open Space to give all attendees the opportunity to contribute to the conversation.
People in developed countries spend approximately 90% of their time indoors – Sustainia Sector Guide: Buildings
Office workers with windows sleep 46 mins more per night on average compared to those who didn’t. – WorldGBC Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in offices
Workplaces with good daylight had a 3% – 40% gain in productivity and sales – Sustainia Sector Guide: Buildings
Natural Light is the number one desired natural element in workplace design, preferred by 44% of respondents – Global Human Spaces Report
Well-designed class rooms with naturalness in light explained a 16% variation of annual learning progress – Salford Clever Classrooms
Workers in office environments with natural elements, such as greenery and sunlight are 15% more creative – Global Human Spaces Report
View quality and daylighting explained a 6.5% variation in sick leave an administrative workplace study. – WorldGBC Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in offices
Daylight is our most critical cue for synchronising our body’s internal clock, which can improve our mood, reduce stress and positively impact circadian system functioning – The WELL Building Standard
Daylight supports the regulation of Vitamin D, serotonin, melatonin and promotes healthy eye development. – The WELL Building Standard