In an increasingly connected world, community is an expansive concept. It is made broader by the variety of ways in which we now communicate. We are members of multiple communities at any given moment: both in-person and virtually. The importance of community, and a desire to grow and nurture communities is having an impact on design. We increasingly seek places in which we can bring together the people important to us: family, friends, co-workers, and others. To this end, spaces such as community housing, multigenerational homes, and workspaces that facilitate collaboration are growing in popularity.
Arclin TFL allows the flexibility and functionality that gives these community spaces life. With its affordable, attractive, and low-maintenance choices – in an array of design options – TFL can be the cornerstone of places where groups come together for work, play, and home life.
Sustainable Function for All Community Members
Creating community living and working spaces is a challenging venture. But it is one well worth the time and resources invested. Of primary concern is whether the spaces truly accommodate all community members. The emphasis must be on creating a “place,” and not simply rendering a design. These spaces need to allow residents and workers – all with unique needs and abilities – to pursue their goals and live their lives in a safe, comfortable, and inviting environment. Workspaces must facilitate collaboration between a variety of team members, while homes must accommodate family members of all ages and capabilities.
At the same time, community-focused design and place-making must be mindful of consumers’ continuing commitment to sustainable design and materials. Green architecture principles and advances in environmentally friendly materials mean that community members need not choose between being environmentally conscious and having attractive living and working spaces.
The Role of Community in Design and TFL
Arclin TFL is an ideal choice for community-centric design projects, with beautiful, functional materials that can anchor spaces that suit all family, work, and social group members. TFL is easy to clean; has the natural, organic look that is so popular with consumers now; offers an environmentally friendly alternative to other surfaces; and has a variety of available design options. For instance, Arclin’s new-for-2019 Harvest Collection offers elements of trendy Scandinavian design, wood grains, and both warm and cool color palettes. Arclin also has options from residential to retail, supporting all of the communities important to you and your clients. Contact us today to learn more.