Sunday, May 8, 2011

Schematic Counseling Center Design

The Counseling Center is an organization devoted to helping others.  They offer a supportive environment where clients can discover a broad range of life concerns including emotional, interpersonal, or psychological.  Services are provided for adolescents and adults seeking individual, group, or family therapy.  The main objectives of the facility are to build one's strengths, help one reach their potential, and develop healthy relationships and support systems that best fits the client.  The design of the facility allows these objectives to be carried out by providing a safe and comforting atmosphere for its clients.  The bright and natural colors chosen in each design were selected to stimulate positive emotions and provide a calming effect on individuals who enter the space.  In addition, circulation throughout the building is simple allowing quick and easy access to each therapy room to ensure privacy.  Therefore, by putting the client mentally at ease when first accessing the building is an important step to recovery. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011


The greenwall is a modern idea that is already making the world greener.  It is a vertical garden that grows on a building.  The greenwall is a soil-less garden that naturally imitates the growing conditions where green walls occur naturally.  This innovative product adds an interesting feature to a space while at the same time valuable to have around.

I like the greenwall because it brings and contemporary style to a space.  In addition, it has many environmental and commercial benefits.

Environmental Benefits:
Increased thermal insulation to buildings
Noise dampening 
Polishes grey and/or black water
Can run on recycled or harvested water
Can run on recycled or harvested water
Cleaner air, (removal of V.O.C.)
Healthier buildings and people
Commercial Benefits:
Green branding of building and company
Green star rating points
Increase in building value
Investing in an original piece of art
Space saving
Raising employee productivity