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Aesthetics in architecture - how beauty and design are inspiring each other

Aesthetics in architecture – how beauty and design are inspiring each other

Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy concerning studies on the nature and expression of beauty or taste. The aesthetics of a building is one of the principal aspects considered in architecture. Changes in the appearance of materials can differ due to kinetics of the responses related to the material resistance as well as due to intensity of the degrading factors.
The Left Behind — Frameworks to build a better Britain

The Left Behind — Frameworks to build a better Britain

Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE's third roundtable discussion, held in Manchester, on the question “How can Britain’s built environment tackle social exclusion?”
How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland? — Frameworks to build a better Britain

How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland? — Frameworks to build a better Britain

Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE's second roundtable discussion, held in Edinburgh, on the question “How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland?”
Beyond Brick Walls — Frameworks to build a better Britain

Beyond Brick Walls — Frameworks to build a better Britain

Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE's first roundtable discussion, held in London, on the question “What Kind of Britain are we building?”
Human-Centric Lighting: The Future of the Workplace

Human-Centric Lighting: The Future of the Workplace

Since our society moved into large-scale office buildings and turned on static high-intensity ceiling lighting, it seems that we never looked back. For decades the notion of office spaces included,
The Power of Plants

The Power of Plants

Curtis Gubb is a PhD student at the University of Reading, UK, investigating houseplants and indoor air quality. His focus is on the impact of plants on the removal of
The Biophilic Office – Putting People First

The Biophilic Office – Putting People First

What impact does our workplace have on us as occupants? Health and wellbeing of staff is a hot topic for employers, with a growing understanding of the impact that our
How a BRE Office Became the Centre Piece for Major Biophilic Design Research

How a BRE Office Became the Centre Piece for Major Biophilic Design Research

A chance encounter in a traffic jam has led to a major scientific investigation on the wellbeing effects of biophilic design History tells us that people have always been influenced