The promotion of sustainable building design, based on the need to save energy, reduce emissions, and respect the planet, has greatly influenced the way we think about architecture and construction. However, there is often less clarity as to how this approach affects the comfort and well-being of the user.
Ontwerpers Adam places the emphasis on the need for human well-being and comfort, both psychological and physical, which should be an integral feature of any sustainable building design. It can be broadly defined as sustainable architecture for both planet and people. It deals with simple but important issues such as human scale, psychology, culture and ergonomics. Furthermore, it encourages a design sensibility and interpretation that seeks to go beyond the basic requirements and thus aims to give projects added value.
Ontwerpers Adam also focuses on the importance of creating a sense of place and encouraging social interaction.