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The Surprising Connection Between Gardens and Mental Health
Sometimes, amidst the fast pace of modern life, we forget to take care of our mental health.
But what may surprise many is that neuroarchitecture, a field that is not just theory, but rather science, shows us how a simple garden can be a powerful tool to improve our mental well-being.
Sensory Gardens: How They Stimulate the Brain
Sensory gardens are special places, where colors, sounds, and smells are chosen with great care to positively stimulate our brain. This brings great benefits to our mental health. Let’s see how this affects different groups of people.
Dementia: Forgotten Memories Come to Life
For those facing dementia, these gardens become portals that bring back lost memories. Vibrant colors, gentle smells, and tranquil sounds can reignite old memories, bringing emotional comfort amidst confusion.
Autism: A Place to Feel Safe
People with autism often are sensitive to strong sensory stimuli. Sensory gardens offer a refuge with controlled stimuli, where colors, sounds, and smells are carefully adjusted to create a smooth and welcoming sensory experience. This can help reduce stress and anxiety.
For Everyone: Accessibility and Personalized Experiences
A wonderful aspect of sensory gardens is that they are made to be accessible to everyone. Every detail is thought out so that people of all needs can enjoy. Moreover, the gardens have calm zones and busier areas, allowing each one to choose the level of stimulation that feels best.
A Powerful Tool for Mental Health
In summary, these gardens are powerful tools for taking care of our mental health. They bring specific benefits for those with dementia or autism, while at the same time promoting inclusion and accessibility. Imagine a world where neuroarchitecture is valued – this is a step towards a better world.
Share This Idea!
Do not underestimate the positive impact a simple sensory garden can have on our mental health. Therefore, do not forget to share this amazing discovery with others. Together, we can make a difference by spreading the message and creating healthier environments for us all to live in.
Great Success at the Green Interiors Day Announcement Live!
Yesterday, we held our exciting live launch for Green Interiors Day, an innovative event in the world of interior design focused on sustainability.
But we had a problem. I forgot to record the broadcast, so I had to re-record it. 😕
Anyway, here it is, in summary for you:
- Green Interiors Day São Paulo Portuguese Announcement: Click here
Don’t miss the chance to be part of this pioneering movement that is shaping the future of interior design with a green and sustainable vision. Join the Green Interiors Day and contribute to the creation of a more ecological and responsible future!
SketchUp Diffusion: A Tool That Deserves Attention
Recently, I came across a novelty in the design world that I thought you might find interesting: SketchUp Diffusion. This is a tool that integrates generative artificial intelligence into SketchUp, and it seems to have potential to add a lot to our work.
What is SketchUp Diffusion?
Basically, SketchUp Diffusion is an add-on for SketchUp that uses AI to assist in creating visuals. The idea is that it can be a helping hand at various moments in the design process, especially when we are looking for something new or need a little push in creativity.
How SketchUp Diffusion Can Help Us
Think of SketchUp Diffusion as an extra tool in our arsenal. It allows us to blend elements from our models in SketchUp with text prompts to generate unique images. This can be quite useful when we are trying to visualize something that is not yet clear in our heads.
Another interesting point is the freedom to define the visual style of the generated images. This gives greater control over the final result, allowing the output to be aligned with what we are imagining.
One thing that caught my attention is the possibility of overlaying these AI-generated images directly onto SketchUp models. This seems to be a practical way to keep visual references close while we work. And of course, the option to save and download these creations can be useful for presentations or to save ideas for future projects.
I know that sometimes these technological novelties can seem more complicated than they really are. SketchUp Diffusion seems to have a good balance between innovation and practicality. Even being an experimental feature, I think it may be worth taking a look, especially if we are looking for new ways to enrich our projects.
If anyone decides to test it, it would be great to share experiences and impressions with the group.
Have a great Tuesday,