While departing from Ecobuild this year my aftertaste was the significant uptake of Health and Well Being initiatives and how these are embedding in the sustainability culture of all building industry stakeholders. From policy makers to builders, from non profit making bodies to the supply chain.It is always useful to remember that sustainability is about getting the balance right. Among other issues Health and Well Being issues do co exist with the Energy ones. While it is easy to perceive the financial benefits from Energy issues, Health and Well Being issues can have a greater financial benefit.
The image above is the Vitruvian man by Leonardo Da Vinci :"The proportions of the human body according to Vitruvius". Vitruvius described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion among the Classical orders of architecture.
Consequently, it is important to be reminded of the anthropocentric approach on the designing of buildings. After all we are not reinventing the wheel. Simply we are assigning priorities on an inherently complex process in order to satisfy our human accommodating needs.