AriaDiCasa™ - Evidence Based Consultancy, Courses + Workshops
in outcomes focused master planning, building re-development and interior design. We guide you in enhancing wellbeing, way-finding, accessibility and quality of life, while reducing stressors.
We specialise in consultancy, 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.
We can work directly with Architects, Care Organisations and others, advising on optimal evidence based approaches to buildings and interiors, as well as supply courses and workshops, giving relevant training. Putting our evidence based and outcomes focused approach to general, as well as specialist, care design and architecture into your hands, for you to mould to your style and needs.
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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 of evidence based, outcomes focused design 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.
our specialist, evidence based framework that acts as a clear guide in design for wellbeing, accessability and stress reduction.
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.
Furthermore the model rationalises spaces, ensuring they reflect their purpose, and every part of the building is imbued with positive, useful meaning. This ensures staff teams are optimally efficient, and relate to the building as a tool that supports every element of daily life and work - actively improving staff team mood and morale, contributing to optimal staff retention and attracting the best workforce.
Meanwhile, 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 design model, it's associated consultancy, courses and workshops are 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.
We are able to help clients achieve market leadership and long term financial savings. Alongside this our approach optimised strategic flexibility of buildings to ensure long term security of value of the clients assets.
We are multi award winning, leading specialists in evidence based design. We optimise space and interior design, ensuring maximum outcomes are achieved in terms of enhanced positive behaviors, reduced expression of symptoms for user groups and staff teams. Our approach to design boosts well-being, reduces stress and enhances accessibility of spaces for the autistic spectrum, whole of life living, special needs more widely, dementia and for the neuro-typical spectrum, enhancing productivty and quality of life.
Our approach to interior design and architecture utilises an evidenced framework that is well documented to support staff retention and, specifically for the autistic spectrum, is proven to increase concentration spans and reduce stress related behaviors and symptoms which can hugely impact every day life for staff members and service users.
Our evidence based approach to design creates a strongly marketable lived experience throughout a given support community project. The design creates a rational and emotive 'story' that can be told to prospective clients in support of the project - making the service clearly and palpably positively differentiated from that of competitors in the market place.
Our design for an Entrepreneur setting up a new Activity Centre / Dementia Hub in Teignmouth achieves top ratings on carehome.co.uk, and is hugely successful, they are now looking to expand to multiple sites over the coming 24 months.
If you would prefer us to provide architectural services rather than consultancy and workshops, please visit www.architectonicus.co.uk our multi award winning Architectural practice.
Otherwise, contact us to start a discussion and learn how we can be of benefit through Consultancy, Courses, Workshops and other assistance.
We are able to advise, provide workshops, master-plan, or provide interior design consultancy, with evidence based wellbeing goals integrated into every design approach.
We work with you, meeting your budget to create ground breaking spaces and places that radically improve quality of life, team working, wellbeing, social and environmental mastery, reducing stress and improving positive creativity and healthy approaches to problem solving.
Whether an Architect, Designer, Project Lead or other... You will receive an enduring understanding, that strengthens your expertise for years to come.
Through working with us, and the AriaDiCasa™ model you will take ownership of a framework that you mould through your own approach and design style to achieve beneficial health and wellbeing outcomes.
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