Designing homes with empathy

Kyle at Archio

We need to ensure we are creating places to live from the perspective of people who have different needs and priorities from our own, says Kyle Buchanan

There is often a point during the design of a housing scheme when we find ourselves asking the question, “would you be happy to live in that home?”

We use the question as a kind of sense check, to help see through the fog of regulations that, while helping to guarantee a minimum standard of housing quality, can sometimes obscure the wider objective of designing homes that are comfortable and fulfilling places to live.

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