Constructing new buildings through modular means is becoming increasingly popular among schools, businesses and homeowners. But why is this? In this article we’ll be looking at what makes modular buildings unique and their key benefits when compared with more traditional building techniques.
Whilst the practise and method of teaching are essential to the success of engaging pupils and stimulating learning, it must also be remembered that the very environment in which the learning process takes place can have a huge impact on children and how well they can develop their skills.
Today’s young people cannot begin to imagine the world before the internet, the i-phone or the selfie. However, there is a growing body of evidence that the sheer power of the machines in every teenager’s hand or pocket (and a great many younger children), the constant hyper connectivity and the relentless over exposure upon social media platforms is having a profound impact upon our children’s ability to engage.
- FACT- 1 in 10 British children aged 5 to 16 has a clinically diagnosable mental health problem.
- FACT- 75% of young British people with a mental health problem are not receiving treatment.
- FACT- 75% of British adults with a mental illness started experiencing problems before the age of 18.
“A love of life and the living world; the affinity of human beings for other life forms.”
The purpose of this piece is to explore the concept of biophilic architectural design and how it can positively affect the well-being of a building’s occupants and in turn their productivity and creativity. However, before the idea is more fully analysed, it is probably best to take a brief look at the origin of the word biophilia which is not in everyday vernacular use.