Because of our renewed awareness of just how invaluable outdoor spaces are for our wellbeing, from its reworking not just in terms of relaxation but also of purpose (how many activities have we carried out en plein air: from smart working to lunching, from physical activities to Zoom chats with friends) and the almost absolute value that the concepts of love of nature and resilience – two states of mind that bind man and nature inextricably together – have taken on, informing new open air design. Not just products and projects, but proposals for a proper “new and green lifestyle” which, after much research, brings together beauty, sustainability, innovation and comfort.
While a great many studies have shown the multiple benefits of contact with nature, companies such as Pratic have explored this aspect. We have discovered that pergolas are the only architecture features capable of perfectly balancing the atavistic demands of the right and left hemispheres of the human brain, combining openness and protection, focal and panoramic vision, the geometry of spaces and the ability to move freely around. The company’s latest Brera Series is a bioclimatic pergola: the blades of the sunshade allows ideal ventilation and lighting conditions to be achieved, by simply harnessing elements present in the natural environment, sun and wind first and foremost.