At C& Partners Architects, we strongly believe that by paying close attention to human interactions (how people interact with the environment) an informed design strategy will be created—one that would result in an architecture that is smart, long-lasting and sustainable.
Lately, we have been experimenting with the idea of gathering and analyzing data as part of our process. Taking our evidence-based design methodology one step further, we would like to create spaces that are informed and enhanced by the users’ interactions with the environment. Most importantly, by the use of technology, a more customized setting for the environment can be created that is suited for the individual’s comfort level.
Data-driven design has been the latest trend in architecture. The ability to refine and apply information on any range of topics, from movement to sun paths to air quality, hold enormous potential to positively impact design not just for one party but for all. Decisions can be made faster, buildings can be built better, inhabitants can be made more comfortable. With technological advancements, responding to ever-changing work/live demands are not only optional, but critical. Today, as designers and architects, we have the ability to identify and understand an individual's needs and adjust their home based on the provided information. Moreover, work environments (offices, healthcare clinics, education facilities, etc.) can benefit from a design strategy that is more efficient, connected and comfortable.