The importance of design in care environments
Architecture is about people, it’s about how we live and work. As designers, it is important we explore and test innovative design in care environments for people with specific needs whether that is at home, at work or in community spaces.
At Buju Architects, we can test how the design of care buildings can be improved; helping those caring spend more time with their patients.
The UK is facing a huge demographic change. It is projected by 2036, the number of people aged 65 or over is predicted to rise to more than 17.5 million which is almost a 50% increase from 2016. A larger ageing population will result in greater pressure on the already stretched health and social care service.
To meet this challenge and improve current environments in homes and healthcare organisations, we need to change the way we understand and design these spaces. Evidence has proven that providing the right healing environments can help reduce patient stress levels. Furthermore, good design in care environments can promote the healing process and improve wellbeing, not only for the patients but also for the carers.
So, what do the words “healing environment” mean to you?
We want to hear your healing ideas and incorporate our expertise to design in care environments that work best for you. Buju Architects aim to make you as comfortable and relaxed as possible at your home or any other care environment.
We believe that design should be enabling rather than disabling and should maximise the person’s ability to engage with the environment. At Buju Architects, we design in care environments with the best aesthetics in mind for you whilst focusing on the function to achieve our goal of enhancing the quality of lives, transforming our homes to better support wellbeing.