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Psychology of Architecture in Twinmotion

Have you ever walked into a building and felt your mood change? Find out how to steer that feeling for others (in a positive way!) using design cues, virtual spaces, and the simple 3D tools found within Twinmotion.


Have you ever walked into a building and felt your mood change? Has the design, layout, or color scheme of a space had a noticeable impact on your state of mind?

During this mini-unit, students will have the opportunity to learn about the emotion of spaces, or how buildings “feel” to observers.They will use that knowledge to create their own virtual space. Through a goal-oriented research and design project, students will learn about the study and practical application of emergent theories of architectural psychology. 

In this lesson, we will explore the following questions: 
  • What is the psychology of architecture? 
  • How do different physical spaces change the way we feel? 
  • How does architecture change our cognitive abilities, physical well-being, and social aptitude? 

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to use the tools and assets of Twinmotion to design virtual space with a distinct psychological purpose.

Students will be able to:

  • Students will discover and identify facts about the emergent field of architectural psychology.
  • Students will learn research methods associated with psychological surveys.
  • Students will incorporate their discoveries to utilize Twinmotion to visualize and design spaces.
  • Students will synthesize their knowledge of the course content to share projects.



Grade level

Grades 10 - 12 (Agest 13+)

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  • Course Length:40 minutes
  • Author:Shawn Adler
  • Release date:05-2021