Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Bachelor of Interior Design graduation shows and events have been cancelled. ARIDO would like to celebrate the class of 2020 from Ontario ARIDO-recognized schools and ensure their work is appreciated. ARIDO has worked with these schools to promote a selection of 4th year BID student work on BLOG//ARIDO and will be posting the work each Wednesday during the coming weeks. Click here to see the BID projects from Sheridan from last week.
Sideline Sports Medicine is a 23,000 square foot facility designed to harness extensive rehabilitation programming and provide patients with an inviting and comfortable environment to heal. Throughout my research I discovered that athletes who become injured often experience negative psychological responses which lead to serious mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, disordered eating, and substance use or abuse.
The concept of the facility revolves around the idea of progression, with the injury being the initial setback from which every athlete can recover. It is the progression or small steps forward that will determine each athlete’s fate. Sideline Sports Medicine has a strong focus on physical and mental therapy and body strengthening. This facility offers physiotherapy, chiropractic and massage therapy. It also offers float and cryotherapy. The gym occupies approximately one third of the floorplate, featuring a women’s only section, divided by a moveable wall, women’s and men’s changerooms, and a stretching studio.
Kin, derived from the Japanese word “Kintsugi” meaning golden joinery – the art of precious scars. The Japanese art of kintsugi teaches that broken objects are not something to hide but to display with pride.
Kin is a sexual trauma recovery centre that provides a safe space where users regardless of gender, ethnicity or age can feel supported and understand that they are not alone. We aim to encourage survivors to recognize their own internal strengths, address obstacles within their life to develop healthy and effective coping strategies through education, support and community involvement.
When participants leave Kin, the goal is to have them feel that they are taking back their life in their own hands. Regardless of the time and how many baby steps it may take, everyone will be able to receive the help that they need and continuously stand against obstacles.
In biology, regeneration refers to the restoration of new growth by an organism, or organs, tissue that has been lost, removed or injured. In theology, it is a re-birth or religious revival. The spirit of the facility will aim to restore movement within an individual, renewing and revitalizing their own sources of energy to reconnect firstly with themselves and in turn, with others.
For this project I designed a cardiac recovery clinic, as heart disease is the leading health threat to both men and women globally. The concept for the space was stability. Patients may be in a state of fear after their diagnosis, but need to find a new norm, or stability, in this new situation.
Three of the spaces included are the News room, where patients are able to find new classes, events, and workshops to take part in. The Nutrition Station, as changing eating habits and dieting will become a new thing to implement into a patient’s daily life. As well as a Gym, for the patients to get exercise and workout in. All of the material considerations for each space were carefully chosen and compared for their LEED and WELL capabilities to ensure that this building considers environmental sustainability as well.
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The Tinnitus Wellness Centre seeks to assist and revitalize individuals struggling with symptoms of auditory system damage as well as educating family and friends in understanding the subject. It establishes a holistic experience through utilizing therapeutic frequency modulated tones, music and nature, as well as addressing how to endure the sound through using cognitive behavioural therapy.
The centre incorporates WELL and LEED standards within various spaces to achieve a sustainable and functioning environment. With an inclusive atmosphere, the centre helps to develop coping mechanisms to reduce stressors surrounding tinnitus symptoms. Therefore, sustaining neural synchrony will unify the experience and orchestrate an environment that aids in establishing a lifelong lifestyle to reintegrate individuals into society.