In 2020, under the threat of covid-19 worldwide, medical institutions in various countries have highly its impact, and human health is facing an unprecedented crisis.
As an "interior designer", what can we do about this situation? How can we HELP people avoid the disaster of this century in our own methods?
This time the aspect we concern is the "paint", which is the material used in the most area in the interior design. Conventional paints, cement paints, emulsion paints and other coatings are visually beautiful, but they seem to have little function in terms of anti-bacteria or human health.
Occasionally in 2019, we learned that a 100% natural paint made of Japanese Hinoki wood, developed by the Japanese, and used it in our interior design works successfully. Among the ingredients of Hinoki paint, there are rich Hinoki phytoncide, which has been empirically confirmed not only calming sympathetic nerves, but also improving memory, deodorizing, preventing insects and inhibiting bacteria. Furthermore, being a natural material, it can also adjust indoor humidity and achieve indoor thermal insulation. With so many functions, the antibacterial effect of the paint can directly assist us in fighting this violent epidemic, preventing bacteria from invading our living environment, and then protecting our epidemic prevention mechanism. We sincerely hope that the public can understand how the Hinoki paint could help humans and what benefits it might bring to the environment. It would be an effective backing of humans against the virus.
In terms of space, we switched the original longitudinal design into a athwart coherent layout, so that the areas can be defined by moving the sliding doors, and the spaces still keeps transparent or independent between opening and closing. The original living room space is given to the dining room and Japanese room, which most frequently used by the family, because we believe, the public space should be a sunny wide-area space that the whole family can share.