PLANNING FOR WELLNESS
Modern life is a noisy, busy and fast-paced existence from which we often find it difficult to disconnect. Today’s technology means that we are constantly connected leaving little rest bite for sensory overload. Even when we are alone, the rise of portable technologies means that we are never really disconnected from the constant stream of information vying for our attention. It’s this battle with relentless stimulation, distraction and disruption that leaves little to no time to ‘switch off’.
But how is this relevant to the bathroom space? In a study conducted by Geberit, 43% of participants agreed that the bathroom represents a sanctuary. Whether it’s at home, in a hotel or in an office environment - by understanding and taking into consideration the pressures around information overload architects and designers can meaningfully take this information and deliver effective bathroom solutions that provide the antidote for our ‘always on world’ and place priority on wellness.
THE SENSES THAT MATTER
Creating a sensory environment is more than creating a warm and cosy ambience with the help of candles. Understanding the sensory experience is an exacting science.