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Wellbeing in Interiors
Philosophy, Design and Value in Practice

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ISBN 9781859465790
Published August 7, 2019 by RIBA Publishing
192 Pages

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Book Description

This 4-colour practical guide explores how the design of interior spaces impacts wellbeing. In the built environment, this topic is generally overlooked, even though it is one of the most important topics in sustainable building. This book will enable project teams to understand how specific decisions about sustainable design and materials can be implemented on a day to day basis. Each Part ends by placing each issue into context, exploring how it is a part of sustainable design and includes practical examples. This books raises awareness of the impact interior environments have on wellbeing, and provide details and guidance on how to immediately apply the knowledge in this book to short and long term projects. It also quantifies the impacts in financial and other value terms, making this book immediately useful in a designer's day-to-day work.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Origins of Wellbeing  Part 2: Aesthetic Issues Affecting Wellbeing  Introduction  1. Colour Psychology  2. Shapes and Volumes  3. Art In Hospitals  4. Wellbeing and Materials  Part 3: Physical Issues Affecting Wellbeing  Introduction  5. The Effects of the Internal Environmental Factors on People   6. Daylighting Design for Health and Wellbeing: Evidence and Prospects   7. Light and Wellbeing   8. Acoustic Design Quality   9. Indoor Air Quality  Part 4: Operational Issues Affecting Wellbeing  Introduction  10. Measuring Wellbeing  11. Delivering a Design for Wellbeing  Part 5: User Experience Through Spaces  12. A User-Centred Guide to Workspace Wellbeing  13. Designing for the Senses  Part 6: Commercial Issues Around a Design Supporting Wellbeing  Introduction  14. The Business Case for Wellbeing in Interiors  

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Elina Grigoriou is a London-based Interior Designer and Sustainability expert. A leading industry figure in sustainable interior design and fit-out environmental change, Elina is a RICS Accredited Ska Rating Assessor for both Offices and Retail and her support and involvement in the Ska Rating initiative has been instrumental in bringing the system into effect. Elina is Chair of the Ska Rating Technical Committee in addition to advising on its future development.

Richard Francis is Principal of The Monomoy Company, a strategic research and advisory firm serving clients in the built environment. He is Chair of the British Council for Offices Environmental Sustainability Group, Chair of the British Council of Shopping Centres Low Carbon Working Group, a founding partner of the Feeling Good Foundation, a Ska for Retail Development Partner, an editor for Intelligent Buildings International and an elected member of highly respected organizations.