How is Studio id+ designing healthy environments for humans?
Some rely their design on the fantastic light coming from the pavement outside and then convince themselves that buildings should be seen as much more than just a shield to host office spaces. As interior designers, architects, and constructors, we should see the experience of the inhabitants as a whole before considering a project, as the work environment contributes to their health and well-being.
Spaces are our most consumed product. Our designers realise the full potential of the design of a space and how they affect our lives and well-being. When designing, we must consider the inhabitants' experience, so students get a better experience in the school areas and vulnerable groups at the hospital can depend on the areas to contribute to the better healing process.
Designing a new building should comply with the latest research within the field of work forms, as existing knowledge enables us to design for healthier, safer, and better work environments. Our ambition is that our designs are tested.
I remember an experiment with dementia and interior design. A room had a very nice interior design with eight chairs; however, the furniture and surroundings were typical healthcare premises. It confused the patients as they couldn’t recall where to sit as it all looked the same. So the experiment was focused on the impact a chair has on comfort for people with dementia. The inhabitants were told to bring their chair to the common area. The results were positive as the inhabitants knew where to sit in the room as they could recognise their chair and felt comfortable in the surroundings.
At Studio id+, we believe that a design of a room continues to develop, and the realisation of a space doesn’t stop – it continues to be alive. The interaction with the occupants is what we call human experience and that must be the driving force behind every element and future design of a space.