In early 2018 we decided to reach out & connect with the residents of homes that we have designed. Our aim was to learn about what aspects of our designs work well and what parts could be better and to feed these insights back into our design process to improve future homes we are currently working on.
We also saw this as an opportunity to explore first-hand the connection between the well-being of the residents and the functional aspects of their homes and the apartment schemes that they live in.
It has been very satisfying to close the loop, revisit the projects and get to know the residents a little by meeting them in their homes and given us a deeper appreciation of how design can directly contribute to increased resident well-being.
The survey has, as hoped, yielded a number of valuable design insights in particular in the design of apartments for families.