Faculty: Kishori Dalwadi

Importance of Material vs wellbeing in artificially ventilated Interior workspaces

Material application in interior has become a “one-size-fits-all” attitude. The emerging practice
evolving a myth of fascination by designers (professionals) and clients (end users), can be said as a classic
shift in material relevance. Materials are synthesized by reactions and change in its chemical properties
which formulates the making of a by-product. A large body of evidences has shown that, expose to
formaldehyde, benzene, toluene and other VOCs (volatile organic compounds) can pose both acute and
chronic health effects on people, from odor, sensory irritation or to the cause of cancer (WHO, 2010).
Death distress is the last, one can here of… and somewhere if interior space and material use adds to the
perilous output, then we really need to question the materiality of space. A significant development in
material thinking is coming from science community. Material has been reasoned for its chemical,
physical content. Today is the need to embrace the material use in interior with a scientific approach for
healthy well being

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