Health by Design: A Profession Promoting Health and Healing

Posted August 22nd, 2019 by Nicole Mihalos and filed in Conservatory Projects, Get Inspired, latest
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Do you remember when homes, schools, offices, and even hospitals and wellness centers were designed to minimize the “distractions” of the outside world?

As we further understand the health benefits access to the natural world have on our well-being, architects and designers have embraced the inclusion of nature as an essential element in their designs.

“Roger Ulrich’s research documenting the healing power of nature in the clinical context of a hospital was a watershed moment for the design industry.”

Architects and designers create spaces that transform the atmosphere of a room; the blend of building and nature promote health and healing; they make us feel happy, safe, and motivated. Increased exposure to the natural world provides vitamin C, increases energy, improves our mood, and has even shown to increase productivity. In a later study, Biophilic design: Strategies to generate wellness and productivity, Edward Clark, LEED AP BD+C and Christopher Flint Chatto, Assoc. AIA, LEED BD+C examines these concepts in further detail.

The application of these concepts in architecture has steadily grown over the last decade. Families around the world are taking their connection to the next level through the use of conservatories, greenhouses and even pool enclosures so they can be connected year-round!

Take a look at what families around the world have done!

Why Invest In A Pool Enclosure?

Posted March 6th, 2015 by Bonnie Hall and filed in latest, Pool Enclosures, Uncategorized

Your pool is a major investment, but how much actual time do you spend enjoying it?  More than likely you use your pool just one season out of the entire year; but certainly not if it is rainy, or thunderstorms, or a snowstorm in a winter that just doesn’t want to end!  And this doesn’t count the hours spent opening and closing your pool, along with cleaning and skimming leaves and insects from the water.  Your desire to swim all year round can be solved by designing and building a pool enclosure.  They can  protect your pool, allowing you more time to swim, alleviating some of the cleaning (no more leaves!) but the enclosure also will allow you to swim all year round, regardless of the weather.

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With over 20 years of experience in building conservatories, greenhouses and glass pool enclosures, Tanglewood Conservatories has the expertise to guide you through the design process to installation.  With TWC’s broad knowledge base, along with creative design work, we can assist with decisions such as:

  • HVAC – how to incorporate HVAC into your design
  • Proper humidity & condensation control
  • Discreetly and decoratively conceal mechanical systems – especially important in an all-glass structure
  • Special coatings for the steel to inhibit rust
  • Size and orientation

While it might seem like an odd time to begin designing your enclosed pool with summer close by, if you want to swim in late December, the design process should begin now so that installation is ready to move forward in late fall.   Take a look through Tanglewood’s gallery for more ideas.  Next week we will discuss common HVAC issues with pool enclosures.  If you would like an early preview, complete the form: