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10 NEWS BOOK


Challenging ideas on wellness


Inspired by talks on evidence-based design for wellbeing, ‘Wellbeing in Interiors’ by RIBA Publishing is the result of over a decade of research, “funnelled into a book that is both a philosophical guide and a practical reference for interior designers, architects and sustainability specialists,” said RIBA. Design and sustainability director


of Grigoriou Interiors, Elina Grigoriou has “delved into the intrinsic value of what wellbeing actually is, how it comes to be, and how it can be influenced and perpetuated by designers.” Filling a gap in the current specialist


book market, ‘wellbeing’ as a concept is “deconstructed to enable interior designers and project teams to better understand, and therefore deliver wellbeing to their clients, and implement specific decisions about sustainable design and materials on a day-to-day basis.” Each section of the book ends by placing each issue into context, exploring how it is a part of sustainable design. Designing with the end user in mind


has “resurfaced in architectural digest to become a foremost consideration, with standards such as The Well Standard coming increasingly into discussion and becoming an objective for developers,” said RIBA. Designers need to make buildings ‘healthier’; sustainable places of wellbeing, with fewer stress factors. However, as Edward Dixon,


sustainability insights director at Landsec, noted, “A deep understanding of the user… cannot be achieved through simply adhering to the myriad standards and benchmarks concerning wellbeing in the built environment.” Though it challenges many


preconceived ideas of good design from the past 20 years, the book is designed to be accessible. Split into five key parts, it is “highly illustrated,” featuring “prompts” for designers to implement improvements with each chapter.


EDUCATION


AHR-designed engineering research facility completes


An AHR-designed advanced engineering research facility for Swansea University has reached completion. The Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies (IMPACT) is part of the university’s strategic expansion of the College of Engineering and, as a Centre of Excellence, will provide a unique colocation facility for academia-industry partnerships in ambitious research and development. The “transformative” design combines


laboratory and office space for top talent to partner up and conduct world-leading science in the fields of advanced engineering, modelling and materials. IMPACT will seek to tackle “bold


challenges” such as the generation of renewable technologies, creating novel materials, and delivering the “fourth industrial revolution” in manufacturing. A living wall made up of 5,500 plants on


the building’s exterior “reflects the growth of knowledge through rich biodiversity for onlookers to enjoy,” said the architects, as well as wildlife, with nest boxes for swifts, sparrows and bats. The design has utilised


IMPACT will seek to tackle


‘bold challenges’ such as the generation of renewable technologies


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renewable energy technologies wherever possible, with features including the integration of solar thermal collector technology into the facade “in a way that has not been implemented before,” the architects added. Gary Overton, director at architecture


and building consultancy practice AHR, commented: “As a powerful, collaborative environment, we approached the design for IMPACT in a way that prioritised a multidisciplinary way of working throughout. The environment stimulates ingenuity by working with the people inside, embedding connectivity between core research areas so that the industry and academia feel like the spaces are encouraging them to work together as one. We’re delighted with the result and especially excited to hear about the inspiring work that will be taking place at the facility.” The project follows the success of the


neighbouring Computational Foundry building, also designed by AHR, which opened earlier this year. The two major new buildings at Swansea Bay Campus establish a global destination for research at the university. AHR’s expertise in higher education


design has seen the practice recently shortlisted for the Education category in the 2019 BD Architect of the Year Awards.


ADF JULY 2019


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