BIO INTERIORS DEPARTMENT
This Goldmann & Partners' division is dedicated to making spaces with high biological quality for the benefit of the people's physical and psychological health, specifically related to residential buildings.
Each person is like a seismograph: he or she produces, regarding environmental health conditions, both physical and behavioural reactions.
These completely unconscious reactions are a direct result of indoor materials and furnishing toxicity level, of room sizing for each specific function, and also of well-being general perception that the house arouses.
Goldmann & Partners designs "organic" homes according to the sustainable and bioclimatic architecture most up-to-date criteria, to the benefit of all inhabitants and/or guests, with particular reference to environments designed to accommodate children, the elderly, the sick and all those who are interested in minimizing toxic emissions into the environment and maximizing the comfort level at home.
This involves a systemic (holistic) approach in a preventive "house due diligence" and in the identification of the best technical solutions for a maximum level of living comfort.
Great care is put in optimizing the rooms' space planning, with the aim of better exploiting all the available surface while devoting maximum attention to the chemical and physical nature of the technical choices, referring to materials, furnishings and plant systems.
This means a very significant commitment to the analysis and selection of the most suitable materials to ensure a high-quality level of indoor air. This leads to the control of the healthiest chemical composition of building materials, of furniture and coatings, finishing, and all other furnishing materials including furniture and fabrics.
From the plant engineering point of view, the choices are always oriented towards the maximum possible reduction of the plant load, to the identification of the "lightest" plant systems for summer/winter air conditioning, to the reduction of high temperatures presence in heating systems (known sources of air unhealthiness) and to the maximum reduction of magnetic fields.
All this in full compliance with the latest trends in interior decoration, new electronic technologies, home automation and the maximum enhancement of customer's wishes from the point of view of the final, formal, effect.
This accurate systemic approach produces a strong benefit both for the inhabitants and for the spaces themselves, in terms of less obsolescence, greater spaces and indoor air quality, less presence of polluting substances, and constant control of the construction/renovation and subsequent management costs.
A house of high biological and sustainable quality, indeed, does not cost and must not cost more than a normal house. On the contrary, it is often possible to have a continuous control in all phases, which makes it particularly suitable for homes of particular complexity or delicacy or historical/artistic interest, where the protection and preservation of objects, furniture, and artworks of value are particularly challenging.
Goldmann & Partners has developed scientific methodologies to support the architectural project with all the necessary technical checks to achieve the optimal house:
For further information on these issues, we recommend reading “INQUINAMENTO INDOOR”, the research book published by Umberto Veronesi Foundation, in collaboration with Goldmann & Partners IRCAS (Intl. Research Centre for Applied Sustainability).