Q5: Create views and connection to the natural environment

Views that connect residents to the natural environment provide a high level of visual and psychological comfort, enhance well-being, and improve satisfaction with the built environment.

  • Provide windows, skylights, and/or clerestories for outside view access from regularly occupied spaces
  • Provide contact with patterns and textures of the natural world through interior recreations (e.g. atria, plazas, gardens, courtyards, plantings, and similarly restorative interior design treatments)