Nowadays, we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, so designing buildings and interiors that will contribute to people's well-being and have a positive impact on their health and well-being becomes even more important. Architects therefore pay attention not only to the aesthetic dimension of the design, but above all to the functional one, so that in properly designed buildings you can work and relax comfortably.
Children's rooms are unique spaces, as they must serve several functions at once. They are used for study, play and rest, which is why architects have a great responsibility to design spaces for toddlers, Every architect knows that planning a functional furniture layout, thoughtful placement of windows, ensuring optimal access to daylight and a pleasant view of the outdoors are the basics that bind a room's design together. By taking inspiration from daylight, they can create an interior that will serve the little occupants for many years to come.
Benefits of daylight:
Makes each room appear larger
Children deserve a space that will stimulate their imagination. More often than not, however, the smallest room in the house is designated for a room for them. For an architect, this is a challenge, but not an obstacle, because by properly placing windows and bringing in plenty of daylight, any space can be optically enlarged. Natural light creates an excellent visual impression, improves mood, reduces feelings of fatigue and lengthens the day, helping children to stay active, whether they are studying, playing, reading a book or fantasizing about what they will do in the future.
Reveals true colors
The best architects have functionality and the needs of future occupants in the back of their minds when designing a space. Children have a natural desire to explore their surroundings with all their senses. Architects can create a place where these desires are satisfied: daylight reveals true colors that artificial light would not be able to emphasize. What's more, natural light helps children maintain a normal diurnal rhythm - to be active during the day and better relax at night. Studies also show that natural light and fresh air improve learning ability by up to 15%, buoying a child's concentration and cognitive abilities*.
Connects the interior with nature
Plenty of daylight indoors and the ability to observe the environment and the changing seasons creates a sense of greater connection with the outside world and nature, positively affecting the mood of residents. Creating buildings and interiors that provide greater connectivity with nature and are aimed at creating a more sustainable lifestyle is now called "designing the future." This is all the more important because our lifestyles and daily challenges are not conducive to being outdoors. So it becomes crucial to invite nature into the home.
It is important to design interiors that create a sense of extra space and allow even more light to be brought in, such as: by combining windows in sets or adding lap windows and getting attractive glazing all the way to the floor.
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*L. Heschong, Daylighting and Human/ Performance, ASHRAE Journal, vo. 44, no. 6, pp. 65-67, 2002.