Updated: Nov 3, 2022
From the dawn of life on Earth, the planet has had what's known as "natural frequency." The Earth's natural frequency is called the Schumann Resonance, which pulsates at a rate of 7.83 hertz. It surrounds and protects all living things on the planet. People became more in tune with the Earth's natural vibrations as they evolved.
Scientific studies show that the human brain reaches its ultimate potential for health and wellness when it resonates with the Earth's 7.83-hertz frequency. Staying in sync with the Earth's natural frequency can positively affect physical and mental health and daily performance and promote overall well-being.
Electrical energy consumption has increased in today's world due to industrialization and technological development. As a result, the environment has been subjected to electromagnetic pollution. Because it is invisible and its effects don't occur immediately, electromagnetic pollution hasn't been considered particularly important compared to other types of environmental pollution.
But studies show that frequencies emitted from electrical & mechanical appliances in our homes and workplaces, such as heating systems, and airconditioning, interfere with the body's ability to stay in sync with the Earth's natural vibrations. This interference can negatively affect the body's immune system, energy levels, and sleep quality. It could be one of the reasons why so many people often feel stressed and anxious.
As a result of irregular urbanization and unplanned structuring, high-voltage energy transmission lines and substations are nearby big cities, and people living in those areas are subjected to electromagnetic fields. The effects of electromagnetic pollution have been searched by scientists in various countries from time to time. It has been seen that children who live in the same neighborhood and those who live nearby the power lines are more likely to catch cancer than others.
It is fundamental for Architecture to start addressing human well-being beyond just the physical dimension. Buildings that operate with NatureBased Solutions provide an interior environment with a natural frequency. Because the heating & cooling system is based on biology and physics rather than electrical and mechanical components, the buildings do not produce electromagnetic pollution as conventional buildings do. In fact they provide frequencies that help balance the human energy system.
Future cities must be designed to develop environments that enhance human well-being on both physical and non-physical levels. If Nature-Based Solutions and ecosystem services are understood and implemented from an early stage, then cities could be designed to become an oasis for humans to thrive.