We Seek Relatedness

AA topright 2 smallScale. We seek relatedness to our environment, as much as we seek relatedness to other people. It is a means of understanding our place within the physical contest of architecture, and the world in general. All too often the modern technologically driven environments in which we find ourselves lack many of those human attributes and elements that can be expressed in architecture and to which we can relate.

 

Scale is that aspect of the environment that offers this vital connection. Through the thoughtful use of natural materials, physical element sizes, related to the human size, and a sense of naturalness in construction techniques and light, to name but few, we may have an increased opportunity to link our “selfness” to the environment and hence better experience its positive attributes.