Innovative Design for Seniors
Arriving at creative solutions requires the consistent belief that architecture can be better for its inhabitants. Reevaluating modern designs with innovative technology, we’ve committed to finding the best possible materials and technology to enhance the lives of seniors who are living out their days away from home. We are relationally and socially focused, which means the facilities we design take into account the unique challenges and strains of seniors with dementia of all phases. Understanding what innovative technology is available and utilizing it is a key component to our process.
Creating Recession-Proof Systems
Building has always been an immense expense, but with rising prices due to inflation and an unstable economy, we are seeing projects derailed, drawn out, or even paused indefinitely. We have adapted a design methodology to respond intelligently to these unexpected fluctuations and demands, reducing risk for our clients and keeping projects on track.
The Benefits of Cloud Collaboration & BIM
Architecture, in a fundamental sense, began as a basic human need; a means for survival and function. In the present day, it has evolved into an artistic representation of cultural values or societal rhythms. As design evolves, so do the tools we use. When ARFAi was founded, we still drew buildings by hand, turning sketches to elaborate renders on large wooden tables, surrounded by a selection of instruments and paper.
Transforming Renovations with LIDAR Scanning
Working on a renovation project is a meticulous endeavour, and a process that requires precision and accuracy. Recent technological advances with LIDAR surveys, also known as high definition surveying or reality capture, have allowed our firm to measure any physical site and transfer it into a digital space with remarkable accuracy.
Ergonomics of Space
The design of a space is relative to our movements. We don’t go into design selfishly – by considering human factors and ergonomics, we ensure that the systems and structure fits the people who use any given space, not the other way around.
Consider the kitchen: the sink, fridge and oven typically make a triangle shape. Developed in the early 20th Century, architects and designers keep the “triangle rule” in mind based on natural human behaviors.