In 2020 we will write about the key trends and influences in
the building and interior sectors. This month we look at Wellness in Building
Over the last few years the building industry has seen a
significant change in regard to building and interior design and the importance
of wellness. Well-being is one of the most important, quickest developing trends
and one that’s having a notable impact in the building and interior design
industries. The trend is set to continue well into 2020.
“The wellness industry is turning its focus
to healthier living spaces. From clean lines, calming tones, and oxygen-boosting
indoor plants, homes are now exploding with wellness opportunities.” Ref:https://www.bodyandsoul.com.au
Using the latest research evidence, architects, interior
designers and alike are forming surroundings with specific emphasis on the influence
they have on the well-being and health of the individuals that occupy them.
Specifiers are looking for building products that can help them deliver efficient,
innovative and beautiful buildings that provide healthy environments.
It’s no secret that glass is a fantastic building product, its
use around the globe has been widespread and ever popular upon new and old
builds for decades now. Due to its thermal, structural, safety and aesthetic
benefits glass is the go to choice for a broad range of building applications,
from shop fronts to stadium balustrading, shower screens to full glazed facades
and roofs, glass is a multifunctional material.
Glass provides many advantages for buildings designed with
wellness and well-being in mind. When used effectively building spaces can
embrace natural light and all the benefits sun light gives. Cleverly designed
homes and workspaces can rebound and filter natural light into awkward spaces,
and allow for rooms to be flooded with light throughout the day - bringing
obvious wellness benefits.
“Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social
well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – The
World Health Organization.
In 2020 the demand for minimal,
uninterrupted views, clean lines and light filled spaces shows no sign of
slowing.Glass with its multitude of
benefits is being used with hardware that limits interruption to its aesthetic
benefits, less is more! Minimal framed sliding doors continue to increase in
popularity along with frameless glass balustrading and Juliet balconies that
provide the ‘all-glass’ look.Furthermore, glazing applications that capitalize on the expanse of
glass with minimal impact hardware, take full advantage of the flow of natural
light for the benefit of wellbeing.
“We’ve been mindful (excuse the pun) of
wellness in building design and the impact our product range can have on
creating spaces that maximise the potential for healthy environments. The issue
of wellness, and a broad range of equally important factors are continually
being reviewed by our product development team. We strive to ask questions and
ultimately provide innovative solutions that add value”
Gary Dean, Director,