Because so many people worldwide live in a state of uncertainty,

at least partly due to the effects of the pandemic, social unrest, and climate change, we search for protective mechanisms and environments in our dwellings.

However, our home has become more of a digital operation center.

The new home requires a different take on flexibility, technology, and spatial planning, where human-centered design plays a more relevant role than ever.

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Hybrid lifestyle

Photo by Established & Sons
We see our home as our temple of comfort and safe harbor. But also, our dwelling is turning into a hybrid entity uniting private life and work. The idea of coming home to disconnect after work is shifting.

Privacy

Photo by Sancal
Consequently, the idea of an open floor plan living, popular in recent years, closes again in need of privacy. Flexible room dividers and doors systems close spaces into individual shelters, no matter how small they are. The bathroom becomes the privacy area no.1.

Humanizing public space

Humanizing Public Design-Foster&Partners Hospital in Cairo
Photo by Foster& Partners
Our home is our safe harbor, and we do not want to compromise on that feeling when stepping outdoors. Public spaces such as hospitals, airports, education facilities, or convention centers will undergo a long-due makeover offering a homely and less anonymous layout.

We see our home as our temple of comfort and safe harbor. But also, our dwelling is turning into a hybrid entity uniting private life and work. The idea of coming home to disconnect after work is shifting.

Continue reading!

Photo by Established & Sons

Consequently, the idea of an open floor plan living, popular in recent years, closes again in need of privacy. Flexible room dividers and doors systems close spaces into individual shelters, no matter how small they are. The bathroom becomes the privacy area no.1.

Continue reading!

Photo by Sancal

Humanizing Public Design-Foster&Partners Hospital in Cairo

Our home is our safe harbor, and we do not want to compromise on that feeling when stepping outdoors.

Public spaces such as hospitals, airports, education facilities, or convention centers will undergo a long-due makeover offering a homely and less anonymous layout.

 

Continue reading

 

Photo by Foster& Partners

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The Era Of Self

76% agree that Covid-19 has impacted the importance they place on wellness.*

*Kantar media

The idea of taking care gets engrained in our daily routines. We consider care now preventive and a possibility to clean and declutter rather than be a solution for momentary fatigue.

Spiritual practices such as mindfulness and self-care become mainstream as new means for connecting with ourselves and our collective consciousness.

But taking care is not only tailored toward oneself. Employees need to be taken care of during a changing monthly situation. Patients require more than medical care, as so do clients who choose purpose-driven brands that can relate to their needs.

Care and wellness are seen from a holistic perspective, including physical, social, mental, and emotional characteristics.

Care consists of everything that we do to maintain, continue, and repair our ‘world’ so that we can live in it as well as possible.
That world includes our bodies, ourselves, our environment, all of which we seek to interweave in a complex, life-sustaining web.

Joan C. Tronto

Author of Caring Democracy

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EMPATHY QUEST

An IKEA inspired catalog for dementia friendly homes- Eclectic Trends
Photo Lanzavecchia + Wai

2019 started to be the drumbeat year of “more empathy” from an employer-employee and brand-end consumer perspective.
As we shifted into a more value-focused society in 2020, detecting human emotions and responding in an honest way to it, has become a major goal.
The question is, what happens when empathy becomes diluted as its worth ascends?

How can brands responds to people’s empathy they have towards causes that require more activism such as inclusivity of age, race, gender, or sustainability?

Design to recover

Photo Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

The medical industry is starting to see a long due makeover from hospitals, clinics, care centers, research buildings, dentists, and doctor offices.

After all, why renouncing comfort and feel-good design when we most need it?

As with any healthcare environment, it is vital to consider all aspects that could affect the patients and their well-being.
Acoustics, color, and a comforting and relaxing space are critical.

An IKEA inspired catalog for dementia friendly homes- Eclectic Trends2019 started to be the drumbeat year of “more empathy” from an employer-employee and brand-end consumer perspective.
As we shifted into a more value-focused society in 2020, detecting human emotions and responding in an honest way to it, has become a major goal.
The question is, what happens when empathy becomes diluted as its worth ascends?

How can brands responds to people’s empathy they have towards causes that require more activism such as inclusivity of age, race, gender, or sustainability?

Continue reading!

 Photo Lanzavecchia + Wai

The medical industry is starting to see a long due makeover from hospitals, clinics, care centers, research buildings, dentists, and doctor offices.

After all, why renouncing comfort and feel-good design when we most need it?

As with any healthcare environment, it is vital to consider all aspects that could affect the patients and their well-being.
Acoustics, color, and a comforting and relaxing space are critical.

Continue reading!

Photo Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

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The Decade Of The Home

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