Designers internationally are focusing on well-being.
World Architecture Day focused on well-being which marries with our belief that design and interiors should focus on the people who use the spaces we design.
When you think of architecture, what comes to mind first?
Quite possibly, functionality and how buildings are used for their intended purpose. But these days there’s much more focus on buildings being designed to promote health and wellness.
My team at Spaceworks and I focus closely on this with the interior architecture that we design. Whether it’s a bar, retail outlet or aged care facility, for us it’s all about delivering a result for health and wellbeing. I truly believe that a well-designed space functions well, looks great and makes you feel something, it has an emotional connection. Great design is when this all comes together.
Yesterday was World Architecture Day with the theme of well-being. The International Union of Architects chooses a different theme for this day each year to draw the attention of professionals and the public to problems concerning cities and habitat. And whilst we focus on interior architecture rather than full buildings, we align with this theme as we believe that design and interiors should focus on the people who use the spaces we design.
Because as Winston Churchill once said, ‘We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us.’