03 March 2011

Should our designs make us sweat?

 Active design is trying to integrate subliminal exercise into designs by creating spaces that encourage taking more active paths than passive ones.  Are we fighting obesity or saving energy?  Are we encouraging physicality or creating barriers to free movement?

Here is one effort to make stairs more fun that escalator:

1 comment:

Daniela said...

This is really cool. I love that the stairs make music when you walk on them. I also think the fact that they are white and bright is visually more inviting than they way they started off originally.