Research article


Aswajith Babu1 Banu Chitra2

Online First: December 30, 2022

Architecture students spend most of their time in classrooms due to a constant creative workload, eventually leading to attention fatigue. Reports from different learning settings, such as Universities and colleges worldwide, indicate the outbreak of mental health problems amongst students concerning continuous exposure to the classroom environment. Growing research indicates that connection with nature and the outdoor environment contributes to the adult and child’s well-being in learning settings. The reported benefits from exposure to nature include increased learning, improved social behaviour, less stress, inattention, hyperactivity symptoms, and absenteeism. However, there is limited evidence that helps us understand the relationship between natural window views and students’ stress recovery levels. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the benefits of nature-based window-view classrooms and their benefits. The study analyses the academic performance of architecture students of a National level Architectural School in Vijayawada based on memory recollection and creativity. The results show that the classrooms holding a view of nature/landscape show significant performance in attention and cognitive skills.


Architecture students; Classroom; Creativity; Performance; Window view