Outdoor space design by human types
Our vision on outdoor space design was originally inspired by Bertus Mulder (source: Youth and Society – (1978) 6/7), which defines 4 game modes for children: rawers, douwers, builders and schouwers. This approach also holds up for older age groups. Children grow up to be young people, adults and seniors. Each with their own wishes, characteristic properties and needs for the decoration of outdoor space:
SPACE FOR ENERGIZER:
A spacious and defined space where you can excel and perform. Preferably with match elements and height differences.
SPACE FOR STRUCTURE SEEKER:
An environment where you can get together with others and that is cozy or furnished.
SPACE FOR BUILDER:
An open space with possibilities for free expression and interpretation.
SPACE FOR OBSERVER:
A space with possibilities to retreat and seek shelter.
Not every human being is the same
For the design of the environment, we look at the experience and characteristics of the four human types (red/yellow/green/blue) and apply them to the design of the outdoor space. From a social (individualistic or group oriented) and psychological (intro or extrovert) angle (BSR®). This human type approach is of all times and all ages; everyone goes through various stages and ‘colours’ in his/her life. Our goal is to make the general (outdoor) space attractive to play, exercise, exercise, meet and stay, for every human type, for young and old.