London, being one of the largest and diverse cities in the world, is a cultural melting pot. In recent years psychologists have started researching the psychology of architecture and city designs. The theory studies how spaces like office blocks or entire cities influence the emotional and behavioral traits of its residents.
It may sound like a far fetched idea, but there are several examples to support this hypothesis. For example, when you look at the exterior of a building or even walk into one, there are dozens of factors that can change your mood in subtle or more obvious ways. Also consider how it is often challenging to get a feel for a space solely by looking at pictures when searching for apartments or offices to rent.
Simply put, if you work in a crumbling tower block or a stylish warehouse conversion, your workplace could have either a positive or negative impact on your life. And that’s what architectural psychology aims to study.
London being one of the world’s busiest business hubs is no stranger to social stress. Research has found that 59% of people have admitted that working in London, especially Westminster, has induced stress and anxiety in them.
As a facade company in the UK, the question is, can a visually pleasing architectural environment change things?
Architects, facade subcontractors, and urbanists use the term “biophilic design’ to describe building features that provide people with restorative contact with natural surroundings. Biophilic design refers to designing spaces with a view to improving human health and well-being by increasing contact with the natural environment or biota. Studies have shown that when people work in a clean office environment with lots of natural light, they are more productive and less prone to stress. On the other hand, buildings that are dirty or cluttered have been found to cause poor productivity in employees.
Residential buildings that are aesthetically pleasing and well-lit can greatly improve the physical and mental wellbeing of their surrounding residents, therefore, we believe that it is crucial to keep London’s building facades clean in order to create a positive lasting impression on its visitors.
The process of restoring a building façade takes days of planning and access considerations, but for the most part, the end result is an almost new appearance at a fraction of the cost of rebuilding or refitting major parts, including aluminum accessories UK.
Restorative cleaning is the process of removing dirt, soot, mould and mildew, and other contaminants from the buildings that we see everyday. It is used to restore the original texture, lustre and protective finish of an existing building façade.
Cladding, modern render systems UK, and façade restoration are both cost-effective ways to instantly beautify a building. And since the goal of restoration is to prevent or reduce deterioration of the surface to a point where it no longer needs replacing.