‘House and Garden’ is a well-recognised delineation of space, but the traditional boundary is being reinvented and reworked by architects and designers worldwide. New lifestyle choices, economic imperatives, materials and fundamentally, new thinking, are dramatically affecting how our interior and exterior spaces interact together.
Increasing pressures of urban living are encouraging both commercial and domestic developments to make greater use of their outdoor spaces for everything from open-air meeting rooms and wellness areas, to the more customary activities of relaxing and entertaining. At ground level, there is growing demand to bring the outside in (and visa-versa), while in high-rise developments it is now standard practice to include roof terraces and balconies wherever possible.
However, this comes with significant aesthetic and technical challenges – particularly around the boundary beneath our feet. Finding appropriate flooring materials has historically been a battle between price, practicality, performance and ecological impact; it can often be hard to keep up with the latest innovations.
Join us for a discussion around the materials enabling this breakdown of boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Our panel will include architects from the award-winning architectural practice Stride Treglown.
Refreshments available. Architects may find this session useful as part of their CPD.