Archinect - The Psychology of Architecture and Design 2020-08-08T02:57:17-04:00 https://archinect.com/blog/article/150018306/home-office-is-it-worth-it Home office – is it worth it? dennisleigh 2017-07-19T06:57:12-04:00 >2019-01-06T12:16:04-05:00 <p>Whatever they say about the benefits of working from home, it has many disadvantages for certain types of people, which I&rsquo;ve already experienced. You lack live communication, often work overtime, and what I&rsquo;ve noticed, you may also face a psychological barrier while trying to get in a mood to do your job. As a person who has his life segmented, I experience a cognitive dissonance when its different parts mix together. Because of not always having a possibility to spend working days in a caf&eacute; or on the beach somewhere in Thailand, I tried walking around my house for half an hour after the breakfast to trick my brains, since it worked for Orhan Pamuk, as far as I know. However, you cannot say you arrive home and find yourself in an all-about-work environment. It is interesting, especially considering the fact that many people would love to work in an office with a home atmosphere, including myself. </p> <p>The solution looks pretty simple &ndash; you just have to make a home office (By a home of...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150015734/changes-in-the-architecture-of-mental-facilities Changes in the Architecture of Mental Facilities dennisleigh 2017-07-03T12:57:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <p>My first blog post will be rather about the psychiatry of architecture and design. </p> <p>I have recently become interested in the&nbsp;history&nbsp;of antipsychotic&nbsp;drug development. While reading, I have caught myself thinking that not only the treatment methods have changed, but also the vision of how mental facilities should look like. <br></p> <p>By the way, I can also say that pharmacology and architecture may be mutually connected, and it is science that indirectly affected the architecture of mental facilities. I do not like it when connections are made out if sin air, however, I think this is a situation when looking for connections is legitimate.&nbsp; </p> <p>If psychiatric drugs were not invented, people wouldn&rsquo;t probably change their attitude towards the mentally ill. New medication allows patients to live relatively normal lives, so they are not necessarily considered the margins of society. While there is still a stigma, the situation is gradually changing for the better. </p> <p>Now we take it for grante...</p>