Architecture Designed To Promote Social Interaction Between Residents Through Ecologies Viewpoint
Jeanne Gang began his speech by explaining his profession as a relationship builder to the audience, Gang explains how most people refer to his profession as architects. However, as Gang explains it, his team and himself mainly focus on designing buildings, which promotes social interaction.
Gang goes on to explain how not many people are aware of how closely related ecology and building design really is. He goes on to explain to the audience, that his team uses lessons, and concepts, which they have gathered from ecology perspective, in the design of their buildings.
Examples of buildings designed with ecological insights
Gang then went on to introduce a few of the designs that his team has implemented, in order to better accommodate for non-awkward social interaction. The first of which, was a building referred to as the Arcus Centre.
He explains how they took all the information they could from the nearby neighbourhood, in order to evaluate what the citizens specific to that region believed to be ideal social interaction circumstances, and designed the building accordingly.
Gang explained to the audience, through illustrating the design features, such as the central circular seating, along with the fireplace, and a few other inviting incorporation’s, which led to the Arcus Centre becoming one of the top social interaction locations in the city.
Other examples of architecture which promotes human interaction
Gang then went on to introduce the audience to a new concept of his, which is to make tall skyscraper buildings, less socially awkward. As Gang explained it, skyscrapers are known for those quiet moments in the elevator, with people that the residents have barely seen before, no matter how long they have lived in said building.
However, Gang introduced the audience to how he had revolutionised the design, by ensuring that there was easy access, for social interaction from each and every balcony, almost similar to an individual talking to a neighbour over the fence.
To conclude his speech, Gang states to the audience that through making human interaction less absurd from an architectural perspective, there is a chance to not only improve lives, but also reduce stress, and happiness in our communities.