Architecture W O V E N into our Daily Lives

Posted On: March 20, 2011
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Why do we sometimes feel static in spaces we frequent? Is it the banal composition of square, disorganized or spatially tense spaces? Is it the color scheme or non-contributing furnishings and accessories?

It is all of these factors:) The internet and media around us is blazing by us at light speeds. We feel lucky when we can capture a moving news banner beneath a TV Program being aired. The highlight reels of info commercials, upcoming media events and REAL TIME events bombard us with information that pressures our haptic senses(hearing, smell, touch, etc…) and our cognitive minds are being called on to respond instantly.

The same interaction occurs when you experience architecture. I will be doing a series of sensory case studies on how architecture is woven into everyone’s world on a daily basis. Even if you don’t realize it,  Architects and Interior Designers do. And they are ethically bound to provide that unique experience through their work. DESIGN MATTERS!! And for professionally trained, empathetic and public welfare serving designers, it is a MANDATORY Standard of Excellence.

What makes a great space? Why are “lay-persons “drawn” to great cathedrals?  Can public spaces serving thousands of citizens be comfortable? Why is the color blue soothing and the color gray depressing?  Creative paint brushes and tools  of our profession, Architects and Interior Designers cultivate their craft using these platforms to create great environments for the public to experience.

Mummaw and Associates, Inc is approaching it’s 25th Anniversary on October 15, 2011. The CONCEIVED, DESIGNED & CREATE  Team in our Studio strives for Design and Construction Excellence in every Project we do, so that our Clients AND the Public will be experience Why DESIGN MATTERS through our Interior Design, Architecture and Construction endeavors.

Stay tuned for more case studies in the very near future….

Douglas A. Mummaw, AIA – Founding Principal of Mummaw and Associates, Inc.