Building Design

Where once building design was about considering aesthetics, a building’s performance and the well-being of its occupants is now at the forefront of building design – of course whilst still allowing for creativity within these commercial projects.

Our blogs explore the balance between creating stunning and interesting commercial buildings whilst also ensuring a building’s performance is maximised and not compromised.

Daylight & Architecture
Building Design

Designing for the five ways to well-being

While the science of well-being is relatively nascent, the UK Government’s ‘Foresight’ project sheds a great deal of light on five factors that have a proven effect on well-being¹, leading to the definition of the Five Ways to Well-Being (connect, keep active, take notice, keep learning, give).² The question remains, though, how do we design buildings that can positively influence these five factors?

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Children in classroom with lots of daylight - VELUX Commercial

Giving young school children a sense of ownership of "their" classroom promotes a sense of self-worth and responsibility and has also been shown to improve academic performance.

eBook - Designing Daylight Solutions for Commercial Buildings, VELUX Commercial