“I love to stay in the open because…” how would you finish this sentence?
If your answer is : «so I can do sport and tire myself in a way that reactivates my energy level» then your style is «ACTIVE». If, on the other hand, your immediate thought is «there is nothing more enjoyable than relaxing on a soft daybed and basking the sun» then you belong to the «RELAXED» world.
Even though these two ways of life are complete opposites, both the Active and Relaxed styles derive from the same assumption: staying outdoors in the open is healthy for body and soul.
If you are a runner, you may find it more stimulating to run down a beaten path in the midst of green fields rather than a treadmill. When, on the other hand, you’re reading a book, do you prefer to do it in natural or artificial light?
It’s not easy to explain but contact with nature makes us feel better inside.
Creating an outdoor space that reflects who we are and caters to our needs is fundamental in obtaining the maximum possible benefits that living the outdoors can give us.
Here are some ideas of how to translate these moods into possible design solutions.