“Vitruvius taught that buildings must be strong, useful and artful. And, 1500 years later Leonardo drew his “Vitruvian” man to apprise us of the beautiful geometry of the human form and its ideal symmetry to physical space.
Our bodies, our health and buildings are forever connected. The links between architecture and well-being are richer than merely affording safety from injury; buildings can be, should be, agents of health – physical, mental and social health.
Good buildings and urban plans do precisely that. A bad structure removes daylight, damages air quality, allows water and noise intrusion, and leaves little room for what makes us happy – being with people we enjoy, good and healthy food, pleasing sight lines, and safety and security.”