AriaDiCasa™ - For building owners, developers, design firms and architects for whom optimal human function and evidence based enhancement of wellbeing is key.
We can support outcomes focused master planning, building re-development and interior design. We guide and train you in enhancing wellbeing, way-finding, accessibility and quality of life, while reducing known causes of stress.
We can work alongside clients through consultancy or courses and workshops in design of environments for care and support. We work with sectors such as residential, elder, nursing and dementia care, as well as Autistic spectrum, inter-generational living and other specialist needs. Other types of organisation may be interested in boosting afective mood, productivity, creativity, coping and wellbeing, such as operators of medical, educational and other social building owners / developers / architects.
We can work directly with Architects, Care Organisations and others, collaborating to deliver evidence based buildings and interiors, as well as supply courses and workshops, giving relevant training. Putting our evidence based and outcomes focused approach into your hands, for you to mould to your style and needs.
A feeling, an air... a sense of home
AriaDiCasa™ is an Italian expression that does not mean 'like home' or 'home'. The expression is more poetic - it is about the feeling and sensation, the quality of the air almost.
AriaDiCasa™ is about being somewhere entirely supportive, that has the capacity to refresh your life, meeting your human, sensory, wellbeing needs. It reduces and removes unnecessary stressors, and makes life much much easier for the support team who collaborate with the community to make life as meaningful and joyful as possible.
So it is not about repeating the standard home environment that can often lead to many of the difficulties and exacerbate the symptoms of various issues such as dementia, autism and others including nursing care. Rather our model creates the sense of safety, positive support, affirmation and meaning that are the heart and springboard of home life. This is a powerful effect, people who took part in our pilot project didn't want to go home, they wanted to stay, to live in the place that felt like home. Real home enables and is inclusive toward the people who inhabit it, and is fully supportive of their needs, senses and an optimally positive, healthy daily life.
The AriaDiCasa™ model is borne from many areas of research which we have been studying over the course of several years. We have developed a framework for their practical application to the built environment. We study research in:
Proven causes of Wellbeing
Way-Finding & Navigation
Senses, Sensory Need & Sensory Design
Peri-Personal Space & Body Schema
Advanced approaches to accessibility + inclusivity (Socially, Psychologically, Physically accessible and inclusive)
Research documentation specific to design for Autistic Spectrum, design for Dementia and other specialist areas.
Whole of life design
Relationship between nature and buildings
Field Study of acclaimed projects including site visits in Australia, Canada & The Netherlands.
The most advanced approach to buildings and places that support creativity, wellbeing, inclusivity and their respective positive outcomes.
These include enhanced productivity, coping, resilience and increased positive social behaviors, while reducing environmental causes of stress. Also, through design we can support optimal retention of activities of daily living, enhance concentration span and help prevent and reduce challenging behaviors and crisis.
New, positively associated building forms and interior experiences mean that your organisation and services are seen as leading in your sector. You are able to talk about your buildings and brand with emotion and exciting language that expresses the evidence based and optimally supportive nature of your project and services.
Our model is relevant to sectors such as social care, dementia, autism, nursing & clinical, forensic, rehabilitation, transitional care, daily life, office and education.
Our Consultancy, is based on research into the physical, psychological and sensory experience alongside many other facets of the human condition. We have also visited or studied acclaimed projects across Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, Japan and elsewhere.
We provide Consultancy, Courses, Workshops and Advisory services to Designers, Architects, Company Directors, Project Leads, Buildings Managers and others.
Contact us to start a discussion and learn how we can be of benefit through Consultancy, Courses, Workshops and other assistance.
Whether an Architect, Designer, Project Lead or other... You will receive an enduring understanding, that will stay with you for years to come.
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