How Architecture Can Change Lives

By on December 5, 2018

From Procore Jobsite:  It’s estimated that the majority of us spend a colossal 90 per cent of our lives indoors. We spend this time inside our homes, our schools, our workplaces and our shopping centers.

Given these findings, it’s easy to understand that our well-being is heavily influenced by the buildings we spend all this time within. The statistics certainly may make us realize architecture has a significant impact on all of us.

The purpose of architecture is to improve human life. By merging creative design with technical knowledge, architects create the built environment in which we live, thus influencing our quality of life.

As Winston Churchill once said: “we shape our buildings and thereafter our buildings shape us.”

By assuming a dynamic approach to planning, design and ongoing maintenance of the built environment, architecture can enhance productivity. It can also help to accommodate future impacts associated with population growth, demographic change, and climate change.

Following a long love of architecture, Adam Haddow, Director of SJB Architects, opened the doors to The Architects Bookshop last month. In Haddow’s eyes, the store is much more than just an ordinary bookshop. He wants it to serve the purpose of a community hub, hoping it will share what’s happening in the industry, who’s hiring, competitions, awards, all of it. He hopes to embrace a diverse following—the store is not only for fellow architects but for the community as a whole.

The two-room shopfront has a mesmerising pared-back, Australian aesthetic. It’s fitted out with Tasmanian oak shelves and integrated seating. You will also find captivating pressed-metal ceilings, cork floors and washed-eucalyptus walls.

Bringing people together for reading, meetings and casual catch-ups is the true aim of The Architects Bookshop. It is anticipated to be a place where ideas can be exchanged and books launched. A place where guest speakers can share their insights and the wonders of architecture can be embraced by all. There are also plans to use the space to support smaller, emerging practices as well as study the works of famous architects.

The Architects Bookstore looks forward to featuring the work of key architects, both locally and overseas.

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