This workshop is designed to assist fellow interior designers and architects who want to make a difference by integrating sustainable design ideas and principles into the interior environment that they design and build. Interior designers and architects must know that they play an important vital role in creating not just a sustainable environment but also a ‘Green’ culture. Designs can and will have ‘far-reaching consequences for the near and the distant future.’
Sustainable interior design needs to be a focal point for all building and construction works today. Businesses, governments, and people are beginning to critically examine the impact of the built environment on the greater environment. However, the sad truth is, most interior design and architectural practices do not even know where to begin. Most companies tend not to go beyond implementing recycling programs or are simply depending on the Government’s guidelines as a set of ‘check boxes’. The danger of relying on guidelines (with a fixed set of metrics to determine success rate) set by the Government is that it over-generalising matters. Inhabitants of spaces are unique with different usage patterns which require a holistic understanding and application of sustainable design to achieve a successful outcome.
This 2-day course will introduce key sustainable concepts, accompanied by case studies of projects completed with and without sustainable practices. Studies will be provided to showcase the direct and indirect impact that buildings and interior spaces can have on the greater environment as well as personal well-being.
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) or Singapore PR: $449.40
Singapore Citizens (40 & above): $169.40
Non Singaporeans: $1,498.00