Patterns have played a key role in design, have surprising histories, and both their uses and meanings have evolved over time. In this learning unit, we will look at some popular patterns and trace their histories and evolution. We’ll also explore how patterns fulfill a multitude of functions, from creating a certain mood to helping people navigate through buildings. Finally, this learning unit will explore trends in patterns today, including nature-inspired patterns that lower stress and contribute to occupant well-being.
Communities are becoming more advanced and with that advancement comes new standards for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of built environments. While features such as sustainability and energy conservation are essential and should not be overlooked, new research has explored the connection between buildings and the health and wellness of the occupants who spend their time there.
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