Effects of Restorative Environments on Creativity in Case of Architecture Education


  • Beste Sabir Istanbul Technical University





architectural education, architectural creativity, meditative spaces, neuroscience of creativity, restorative environments


Creativity is a mental process, as Andreasen (2006) describes, it happens when a thought comes up to surface in the mind, it has a complex nature and it does not happen in a tabula rasa condition, instead interaction of human thoughts with socio-cultural situations creates this phenomenon, as Portillo (1996) defines the creativity as an interconnected and multidimensional construct involving person, process, product and place (environment/ press). One of the main intentions of this paper is to address the relationship between the creativity and its supportive environment in case of architectural education which can be defined as a design study that get its origins from creativity.

How to Cite

Sabir, B. (2019). Effects of Restorative Environments on Creativity in Case of Architecture Education. EAAE Annual Conference Proceedings, 156–161. https://doi.org/10.51588/eaaeacp.29



Author Biography

Beste Sabir, Istanbul Technical University

Beste studied Urban and Regional Planning and Architectural Design in master studies. She is a PhD candidate at ITU, living, researching and teaching as a part-time lecturer in Turkey. She is also working with mindfulness, yoga studies, trying to correlate this knowledge with urban experience and architecture field. Her field of interest involves; architectural design theories, urban utopias, multi-disciplinary design process, productive cities, education for sustainable development.


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