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Barrett, P, Sharma, M and Zeisel, J (2019) Optimal spaces for those living with dementia: principles and evidence. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 734–46.

Eberhardt, L C M, Birgisdóttir, H and Birkved, M (2019) Life cycle assessment of a Danish office building designed for disassembly. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 666–80.

Ferreira, C, Canhoto Neves, L, Silva, A and de Brito, J (2019) Stochastic Petri-net models to predict the degradation of ceramic claddings. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 697–715.

Hanc, M, McAndrew, C and Ucci, M (2019) Conceptual approaches to wellbeing in buildings: a scoping review. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 767–83.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: buildings; built environment; place; wellbeing;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2018.1513695
  • Abstract:
    Several industry-led initiatives in various countries demonstrate a new interest in wellbeing and buildings. This paper adopts a scoping review method aiming to establish the most prevalent and insightful definitions and dimensions of wellbeing in buildings applied in the recent published literature. The paper adopts a two-step method for identifying and categorizing the conceptual approaches to wellbeing encountered in the current literature. First, an overview is presented of the term ‘wellbeing’ and its development over time. Second, the broad wellbeing categories identified are further refined and complemented via a deductive approach, drawing the final set of conceptual themes informed by the papers reviewed in this study. Nine themes were identified, two of which deductively emerged from the papers included in this study: environmental satisfaction/comfort and cognitive performance/productivity. The findings emphasize the heterogeneity of conceptual approaches to research concerning ‘wellbeing in buildings’, an ambiguity between wellbeing outcomes or determinants, and the need for greater clarity on the relative contributions of different wellbeing dimensions to overall individual or population wellbeing. Based on these findings, future work could be carried out to provide guidance on how to evaluate claims of evidence-based building design which foster individual or population wellbeing.

Kowaltowski, D C C K, Muianga, E A D, Granja, A D, Moreira, D d C, Bernardini, S P and Castro, M R (2019) A critical analysis of research of a mass-housing programme. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 716–33.

Schoenefeldt, H (2019) The House of Commons: a precedent for post-occupancy evaluation. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 635–65.

Ströbele, B and Lützkendorf, T (2019) Communicating environmental information: rethinking options for construction products. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 681–96.

Zhang, Y, Tzortzopoulos, P and Kagioglou, M (2019) Healing built-environment effects on health outcomes: environment–occupant–health framework. Building Research & Information, 47(06), 747–66.