dblo associates architects Clapham, London, have been in operation since 1998. The architectural team encompasses years of experience which means that together they provide a vast range of knowledge and expertise which they bring to each and every one of their projects. Over and above their years of experience which sets them up to be fore-runners within their industry, is their belief that the quality of a person’s surroundings directly influences the quality of that person’s life. This means that whether it’s a public environment, a work environment or our homes, the buildings that we see, work, live and play in, all have influence over our lives.
This may seem like a strange way of looking at it but if we examine this closely, it starts to appear to be quite accurate and realistic. In a recent study, called The Value of Good Design, we learn how buildings and spaces create social and economic value. After a poll was taken in the early 2002, stats and figures were analysed to produce a consist view of how people consider well designed buildings or spaces as having a positive influence over their lives. Apply this to all areas of life and we can see that it is not just our homes which have great importance in our live but so too does our work environment …where we often spend a vast majority of time, sometimes more than we do at home. Having a positive influence on our lives means that not only does the space we surround ourselves with affect our emotional sense of well-being, but it also impact our levels of productivity and physical well-being. It also means that the general value of our life improves and socially the broader community benefits from lower crime rates and better property values. There is no question that the better the environment, the higher the person’s quality of life becomes but we really can extend that to a deeper mind set of well –being and prosperity.
Wouldn’t it be unpleasant to work every day in a space that had no windows to the outdoors? One might feel trapped and engulfed by the workspace. Ergonomically we cannot work well unless the physical set up of the space is suitable to allow us to perform our jobs optimally. Aesthetically, one would naturally function better in a workspace with colour and light than in one without. Similarly, a school would not promote ease of education and learning and pupils would not achieve as highly as those with the benefits of good design. The small things really can have the largest effect on a person’s psyche.
This is what dblo architects Fulham is all about… ensuring that not only are their projects executed with a highest levels of expertise and accuracy but that as a design project, they offer the very best opportunity to explore the lifestyle benefits of quality design. Dblo architects explore the concept of postmodern architecture within their designs, creating buildings and spaces which exceed expectations and creating and enhancing value through design.