Can architecture influence our behaviour?
Live Debate - 1pm 02 August 2011
The Secret Life of Buildings, Tom Dyckhoff’s fascinating new three-part series on Channel 4, puts architecture under the microscope – almost literally.
He meets a neuroscientist whose experiments with mice apparently prove what many architects know intuitively: that the design of buildings can affect the way we feel and behave.
But what does this mean for the profession?
Should psychology and anthropology be taught to Part 1s?
Can science tell us how our buildings ought to look?
And, as we face down another recession, isn’t all this a luxury we can ill afford?