A while back, I read a fantastic book by Florence Williams. The Nature Fix. To sum up briefly, it about how scientists across the world are getting more and more data on how we, humans, get so much better (measurable) lives out of spending just a bit of time in nature. For instance, walking under trees for half an hour, will improve your amount of natural killer cells. They are the ones fighting cancer.
Using data like this, blows my mind! My mantra, when designing spaces is often to dissolve the border between inside and outside. Who knows, maybe it’s not just design, but also vital for a better life..
Check out the book HERE