Le Corbusier once famously stated that a house is a machine for living in.      This is more true today than ever.      However, the machine should be designed for the person’s needs and requirements.

We take ‘Human – Home’ interaction as central to our design process!

Often building designers assume a stero-type workforce.

This always leads to waste and to sub-optimal results.  Recent EU supported eco-design projects have  * energy savings targets by 60%.


For us, there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ way to react.  We examine how people really behave in buildings.  What do they actually do and what do they like?  For example:

  • Do the leave doors open or close them?
  • Where do they spend most of their time?
  • How do they react to meters and dials?
  • What are comfortable temperatures?
  • How often do they forget to turn things off?

This influences overall structure and appliances.

Buildings need to be able to work over a range to respond to a range of user needs.

With a solid background in psychology, we are able to provide a new kind of service in design and modification.