Ferrier Marchetti Studio, on day three of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), will be talking about creating links with people, nature and climate so buildings can be ‘catalysts for interaction, movement and lived life’.
This is a subject that is true to our heart. You may have read the Hilson Moran interview in New London Quarterly last year where we spoke about the step change we’re seeing in the way that engineering, environmental design and architecture come together to deliver new development. At the heart of this is the very critical point that we are designing for people.
As we deal with climate change, the densification of cities, a growing and ageing population and the need to enhance wellbeing and quality of life, we must take time to assess our solutions to ensure they deliver what people need. We need to consider how our work impacts the senses – sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch – as well as vestibular system (gravity, movement and balance) and proprioception (positioning in space).