• Ridhima Gohiya Research Scholars Program, Harvard Student Agencies, In collaboration with Learn with Leaders


Architecture, Biophilia, Psychology, Green Spaces, Urban Design, Fractals


With the rising percentage of mental health cases in urban areas, it is important to look into the factors that contribute to this crisis. The correlation between architecture and psychology is unmistakable and it is essential that we make use of these findings to better city design. Humanity’s inherent biophilia along with our preference for curved lines can prove to be helpful evidence. All the empirical data compiled in this paper points towards the importance of green spaces, triangulation, and the removal of monotony in urban design. The findings display strong correlations between architecture and humans’ mental state and how various pieces of evidence can help us to enhance the way we plan and design our cities.


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Ridhima Gohiya. (2023). THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 9(6). Retrieved from