Vincent van Gogh
If painted good, it's worth millions.
"When I walk into this space it feels like I have walked into another world. Especially if it is particularly sunny outside, the sudden change into a dark and monumental space makes me feel a sense of peace and anticipation of something great.
The scale of the space and sloping gradient of the floor always overwhelms me the way a good space should. I especially enjoy the space has no exhibitions and I can wonder around looking up at the emptiness."
Martijn van Straaten
"There is no place like home. Although this house is for sale and I will move to another house, my feelgoodbuilding will always be home.
Decoration is your own style. It's personalized to your wishes. And the people and animales that are in the building are the ones you love.
Next to that it can be used as a working environment. When I would feel better at an other place, I would be thinking about problems at home. For me the most important aspect of ""feeling good"" is the People with whom you share the place, and there state of ""feeling good""."
Joke van Berkum
"Back to the womb. Relaxing, reflecting, reading, recharging."
Hotel New York
Irene van Ham
Is it the memory on times that definitely are gone by? My grandparents leaving from here to visit their son in the USA? Or is it the magnificent view on the river? Rotterdam feels good, this is where my roots are. This building is for me the feelgoodbuilding in special.
Herperduin holiday cottage
"Nice natural materials, optimal air quality also for people with astma. Very quiet surroundings.
Balanced entrance of natural light. Comfortable wall-heating system. Pleasant natural ventilation."
Jewel Changi Airport
- "This airport has an atrium with endless paths you can roam around. The indoor space makes you feel like you're in a forest."
Reference photo: National Geographic
Teun Verstand, architect
It is a sinergy between craftmanship and high tec into a spiritual room
The seat in my friends car
This is the seat in my friends car. It is well designed and well made seat from leather and has a seat heating function. But personally for me it is feelgood space because I feel safe there. Is it because of good design or quality of the car, or my friend who is driving - I do not know, but every time I am there I feel good.
Van Nelle Fabriek
Juriaan van Meel
The "Van Nelle" factory is a master piece of Dutch architecture that has proved to be functional over time. Once it was a factory for tea and tabacco. Now it accommodates small companies from the design sector. Inside you can still feel the light and air; atmosphere that was so exceptional at the time when the factory was built. I admire the building because it has 'character'. Character is a quality that is hard to grasp, but it is certainly a quality that is not often found in new buildings. Buildings like this (coverted warehouses, factories, etc.) should get more attention from both the academic and professional world to tease out design principles that help to improve new design.
It is very very quiet inside. The only thing you hear are the birds from outside. A very meditative place indeed. The spaces are empty and ordered like a painting of Mondriaan. No furniture except for a few paintings, a couple of cushions and a few vases with Ikebana. Balanced natural lighting partly with the help of translucent rice paper doors. Extraordinary interaction between the Zen garden and the interior, open facades when wanted, closed when needed.
The building postulates feeling good inside toughness. The interior is dedicated to raising comfort and atmosphere. The fresh air, the passive cooling system, the visual comfort, the temperature, the individual overrides to the heating, ventilation and shading make up a building that feels good and keeps people healthy -proven. The atrium, finished in clay stucco, makes the building breath: air and light enter the building from all sides. It was given the qualification "the best building ever" by Building Services Journal.
Municipal Health Building
Laura Hulsman, Indoor Environmental Consultant
This building was part of a retrofit R&D program in order to create a stimulating and comfortable working environment.
I was never able to experience it in real life, but the redesign should definately be a FEELGOODBUILDING
The heart of the house
Kitchen is the heart of the house. It always welcomes you with its warming atmosphere and delectable smell... It is the place that conversations are always keep going.