EXPAND | 2021 | NO. 1 | Living Well
June 1, 2021
The minimum ethical standard of the architectural profession is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. While safety justifiably demands the primary focus of contemporary architectural practice in many ways, the urgent threat of climate change and immediate disruption caused by the pandemic has renewed the emphasis on the health and wellness of our society and, therefore, the profession.
Many of our homes unexpectedly transformed into mixed-use facilities, with spaces primarily designed for living, dining and sleeping now serving as our offices, schools, fitness centers and entertainment zones on a daily basis. Now that we know how versatile our residential spaces can be, how much more can these spaces provide us if we design them deliberately to truly nurture our well-being going forward?
Design to Live Well
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