SPACES FOR THE SOUL
When we fall ill, the rooms in which we feel comfortable also change. Architectural psychologist Tanja Vollmer on the house as an extended identity space.Psychology Heute in an interview with Professor Axel Buether and Tanja C. Vollmer. Embedded in an exciting article about the “spaces of the soul”, the two scientists answer questions such as: “What do our living spaces say about ourselves and how important are they for our health and development? In a complementary contribution by Tanja C. Vollmer, the architectural psychologist explains the concept of space anthropodysmorphism. A theory that attempts to explain from a scientifically point of view why people with severe illnesses have the urge to radically change their environment, to break through their walls with an axe.When we fall ill, the rooms in which we feel comfortable also change. Architectural psychologist Tanja Vollmer on the house as an extended identity space.