How to Disappear Completely: Our Growing Need to Create Hidden Escapes

As more and more of us populate dense urban areas, the desire for places where one can find seclusion is increasing. New research into a wide spectrum of contemporary projects has revealed that architects are responding to this need in innovative new ways, carefully designing spaces to help individuals find moments of solitude and quiet to connect with their thoughts, individuals, or their surroundings. These intimate retreats allow people to filter out the distractions and pressures of modern life and reconnect with the things that are most important to them.