The built environment shapes our lifestyle, health, and the ecology around it. As such, Architectural design should be a tool used with great care and consideration, for present, and future generations.
Human beings currently spend close to 90% of our time indoors. During all that time, we are exposed to the materials that others chose for our buildings, furniture, decoration, and building operations and maintenance. Wouldn’t it be comforting to know that those materials are free of toxic chemicals and that the air that we breath and the water that we drink are truly clean?
Buildings should contribute to our health and wellbeing, not just in the sense of buildings being structurally safe, but in all aspects, such as keeping users healthy, providing peace of mind, promoting community, and of course, preserving and regenerating the natural environment.