This question is crucial for any private, office or retail room when design decision are taken. Although the requirements for these different categories of using the space strongly differ, they have a common ground: The people living there need to “feel well” inside.
The concept of well-being has to address a variety of aspects. The space has to be functional, it serves a specific purpose. For this, there are requirements like chairs, tables, desks, shelves, etc. Another aspect is infrastructure like computer equipment, air condition, ventilation systems or lighting.
Is a space that provides everything for the occupants to perform the actions the space was dedicated for a “good space” already? Unfortunately, the answer is NO.
If people are asked what they expect from an area where they have positive feelings, they might describe silence being alone in the green woods, beautiful colors of a sunset or a candle light dinner in a cozy restaurant.
Sound, light, color, shape – these items strongly influence perception of our environment.
We at Richter follow a holistic approach to address these – and more – parameters to build the perfect space where occupants literally experience well-being: