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exteriors

Moisture-resistant composite decking in the
Port Royale Marina's children's spray park
remains strong despite frequent, repeated
soakings. All photos courtesy MoistureShield

Outdoor Living Has Commercial Appeal
Composite decking is popular in non-residential applications, too.
Brent Gwatney, MoistureShield

O

ne can scarcely open a home-improvement

Outdoor living is undeniably hot in the residential sec-

or design magazine without encountering

tor, but what about in commercial architecture? Many of

at least one article on outdoor living. The

the factors that lead homeowners to pursue outdoor living

Research shows that people derive many health bene-

American Institute of Architects' (AIA, aia.org) Home

projects also are influencing materials and designs in com-

fits from being outside-from improved mood to en-

Design Trends Survey for second quarter 2017, reported

mercial/institutional projects ranging from hotels to

hanced concentration. "Just looking at a garden or trees or

that "outdoor living rooms have taken the top spot in

restaurants, marinas, zoos, and public parks.

going for a walk, even if it's in your own neighborhood,

elaborated on the concept by saying we have "an innate
and genetically determined affinity" for nature.

terms of growing consumer interest among special func-

The desire to be outdoors seems to be hardwired in

tion rooms." The survey also found that outdoor kitch-

humans. Many architects are familiar with the concept of

vironmental psychologist, as quoted in a Huffington Post

ens are growing in popularity faster than indoor kitchen

biophilia, which biologist Edward O. Wilson defined as

story.

products and features.

"the urge to affiliate with other forms of life." Wilson

reduces stress," said Judith Heerwagen, a Seattle-based en-

In another article, Heerwagen offers design tips for

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture June 2018

Museums Evolve To Remain Relevant
Museum Blends Biblical History And Technology
The Architects
Showcase
Index
Portfolio
HVAC & Plumbing
Interiors
Lighting & Electrical
Exteriors
Windows & Doors
Building Technology
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