Are Architects now Doctors ?

While you can’t always account for the mood of users, or their good and bad days, you can create an aesthetic that emphasizes the right mood for the space. Three basic design techniques – colour, typography and space are key components for establishing the mood of a space.

Moods are an extension of emotions. This less defined sort of feeling often falls into the category of good or bad and lasts for longer period of time than a specific emotion. Moods can change based on events, environmental factors or even by viewing something, but mood is primarily a feeling that just happens and is less intense than a specific emotion. It can impact how a person thinks about everything he or she comes in contact with.

When you think about mood, two extremes come to mind – good and bad (or positive and negative). These moods often emerge from emotional influences such as anger, fear, disgust, happiness, sadness and surprise. Mood can also happen for a group or crowd, resulting in a common mood that creates a shared emotional experience.

Thus design of a space plays a vital role in the health of a person.  Research shows that the design and spatial composition of a space in hospitals helps in quick recovery of patients. Read more about this research in :

Can the design of Hospital help patient recover faster ?


Ayushi Jalan

Ayushi Jalan

IRIANS – The Neuroscience Institute 

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