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Hygge: The Human Element in Architecture

A Danish term for “home” is gaining attention as designers look for ways to foster wellness in buildings.

October 5, 2015

Designers looking to make green buildings not only respected but also loved have turned in recent years to concepts like biophilia, biomimicry, and beauty.

A new interest in a Danish cultural tradition might have us looking not to the natural environment but inward—at human culture and at what makes us feel at home.