We use cookies to improve your experience online. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.

Podcast: the psychology of home

Published 10 June 2015

Continuing with our Future of Housing season, a panel of experts discuss how we might design homes that are appropriate and beneficial places to live.

  • Although housing is most people’s largest monthly outgoing, our relationship to where we live is much more than financial: it shapes our identity, our sense of belonging, our mental and even physical wellbeing. But to what extent is this relationship reflected in the new houses being built in Britain today? What impact do aesthetics, materials and quality of space have on how we relate to our homes? Our panel discusses a variety of propositions – some new, others well-established – for designing homes that we instinctively feel a connection to.


    Robert Adam – Director, ADAM Architecture
    Nicola Dempsey – Lecturer in Landscape Planning, University of Sheffield
    Lynsey Hanley – Author of Estates: An Intimate History and Visiting Fellow, Liverpool John Moores University
    Roger Zogolovitch – Chairman and Creative Director, Solidspace
    Edwin Heathcote (chair) – Architecture critic, Financial Times

    Join the debate on Twitter: #FutureHousing @Architecture_RA.