As a material, wood is readily chosen by builders, architects and homeowners for its functional purposes, environmental credentials and aesthetic qualities. What you might not know, however, is that timber has yet another string to its bow: it can promote human wellbeing.
Research shows that wood can offer us much more than aesthetic appeal. In recent times, an increasing body of evidence has suggested that including timber in built environments enhances feeling of physical wellbeing. In fact, there’s now an architectural movement specifically concerned with designing to complement the brain and body’s responses known as “neuro-architecture”.