August 21, 2023
Greenwich Village Apartment harmonizes wellness and design.
The design choices of a space have a significant impact on our mental health and well-being. The Greenwich Village Apartment designed by Workshop/APD is an example of a space that successfully achieves a balance between functionality and aesthetics, promoting relaxation and calmness. By considering the function of each room, incorporating the client's individual style and preferences, and prioritizing storage and organization, architects can create spaces that promote well-being and mental health.
The layout and use of natural light, colour, and materials in the apartment play a significant role in promoting well-being and positive mental health outcomes. The central space of the apartment was designed to provide unobstructed sightlines from one end to the other, taking advantage of the stunning views from the three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. This open layout creates a sense of spaciousness and flexibility while allowing for an abundance of natural light to enter the apartment. The use of large windows and an open plan also provides a connection to the outside world, promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.
In our conversation about the art of marrying wellness and design with the Architect Brook Quach (Design Director, Senior Associate from Workshop/APD), he stated that "finding a place for everything to belong and for every space to have a purpose allows clients to feel like there is more order in their life." A well-designed space can provide a sense of order, structure, and calmness. The use of natural light, color, and materials can promote relaxation, while an open-plan layout can promote a connection to the outside world and reduce feelings of isolation.
During our conversation, we asked Architect Brook for advice on how to create spaces that support well-being and positive mental health outcomes. He emphasized the importance of considering the function of each room and the client's usage needs during the design process. Additionally, incorporating the client's individual style and preferences can result in a personalized and connected space that feels like home.
A beautifully designed space should reflect the client's personality and preferences. Incorporating colors, textures, and decor that reflect their individual style can create a sense of warmth and comfort. Additionally, prioritizing storage and organization throughout any given space can reduce clutter and promote a sense of order and structure.
This project is a testament to the fact that the art of integrating wellness and architectural design goes beyond creating spaces that are just aesthetically pleasing. By striking a balance between visual appeal and practicality, Workshop/APD have demonstrated their mastery of the art of marrying wellness and architectural design.
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