Designing for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) 

When winter sets in and the sun is scare for days Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can set in. Seasonal Affective Disorder and cabin fever, a more widely known condition, are forms of depression. The cause is an inadequate...

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The American Bungalow - An Arts and Crafts Delight

Just as the Victorian (Queen Anne and Shingle style) farmhouse was a practical solution to rural living in the late 19th century, the American Bungalow met the next generation's housing need as families began migrating from the farm to the cities...

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The Brain: Left-Right or Top-Bottom

As designers of the environment, Trautman Architects believes it is important for our firm to remain well informed on science when applying theory in the creative process. Designing environments for clients with any form of dementia can be improved by incorporating the solid science of perception...

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Designing for Seasonal Affective Disorder

When winter sets in and the sun is scare for days, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can set in. Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as cabin fever, is a form of depression. The cause is an inadequate exposure to sunshine. People have differing needs for sunshine and this is likely to have a genetic origin. One solution is...

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A Rural Masterpiece

Although my exposure to rural life in the mid-west was generally limited to summer vacations, holidays, and family gatherings, I've always marveled at the wisdom of the rural farmhouses that emerged in the Great Lakes region...

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