Sustainability | Wellbeing & Sustainability Within A Commercial Environment

2020/10/7

Mattinson Associates, Architects on the Isle of Wight, have written why wellbeing and sustainability are so important in commercial environments. It is estimated that we spend ninety per cent of our time indoors; so, with issues such as Seasonal Affective Disorder and Sick Building Syndrome being caused by the spaces we live and work in, it’s important to understand how we can use sustainable, clever design to improve wellbeing within commercial environments. Check out the information below where it explains how, by improving sustainability within your office/retail/commercial space, it can improve wellbeing for clients, colleagues and collaborators. FSC Certified Timber Known to lower the sympathetic nervous system and contribute to decreasing stress, timber is non-toxic and can be an easier way to improve wellbeing quickly. Being breathable, renewable and non-toxic, it can create a healthier working environment. A study by Holzcluster Steiermark in Austria found that when comparing four classrooms,…(more)


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Authro: Thomas Dawson

Established 16 Years Ago | Mattinson Associates Architects

2020/8/28

Mattinson Associates, Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight, have now been established for 16 years. Celebrating their work anniversary, scroll through to see some of their favourite projects. For more, check out out portfolio here https://www.mattinsonassociates.com/portfolio/ “Sixteen years in the business and what a journey it has been! We have been able to work with the most amazing clients who have allowed us to design buildings we love but most importantly they love too. It is those continued relationships and our dedicated and hard working staff that make it all worth while! Thank you to all our clients and collaborators, we love working for you and with you. So here’s to many more happy years of Mattinson Associates Architecture & Design!” – A note from Lindsay Mattinson, Director of Mattinson Associates.


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Our Favourite Sustainable Furniture & Accessories | Sustainable Gardens

2020/8/28

Mattinson Associates, Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight, have compiled their favourite sustainable garden furniture and accessories to encourage being more eco friendly.  As we are all trying to become more sustainable at home and with many of us during lockdown working on our gardens, we thought it would be a great time to compile some great sustainable garden accessories for your coastal homes. From savvy plant tech to eco pots, here are our top five sustainable garden essentials!  Connected gardens We’ve written about connected gardens before but its definitely worth revisiting! Connected Garden’s is an app that helps you plant flowers and trees specific to any location. The app comes with a super sensor that needs placing in the proposed flower bed or tree position, then the sensor then connects to the app and alerts you with the best plants for that particular location based on the…(more)


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The Natural History Museum Palette | Farrow & Ball

2019/10/1

Take a look through the slider to see our favourite Farrow & Ball paints here at Mattinson Associates Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight and if you would like to find out more, head to http://www.farrow-ball.com/natural-history-museum Collaborating with The Natural History Museum, Farrow & Ball have released a new range inspired by Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours. During the 19th Century, this was the principal, standardised guide to colour and was the main classification for artists, scientists, naturalists, and anthropologists. As technology was not advanced enough to show the exact hue, the book provided handwritten details describing where the specific colour could be found on an animal, plant or mineral. Skimmed Milk White is one of our favourites created from the white of a Human Eyeball, the back of a petal of a Blue Hepatica and a common opal. As an addition to the already extensive colour palette,…(more)


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Choosing an Architect

2019/7/7

Mattinson Associates Architects and Interior Designers on the Isle of Wight have put together our top tips for choosing an Architect. No matter how difficult the scheme or project, Architects are problem solvers that use a combination of imagination, artistic expression and practical studies to create a home bespoke to the client. Take a look at our portfolio to see our previous works https://www.mattinsonassociates.com/portfolio/ So, with this in mind and with many Architects in Britain let alone across the globe, how do you whittle it down and find the right Architect for you? Understanding the value of an Architect: Without overwhelming anyone of heightening the pressure and excitement of remodelling your home, the value of an Architect is paramount to understand before you commit yourself to signing those fees off. It is important to understand the monetary value an Architect can bring to your home. By designing a holistic scheme and space…(more)


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The Smart Home Series

2019/4/15

  Mattinson Associates, Architects and Interior Designers based on the Isle of Wight have put together a few ideas for making your home a little smarter.  As our homes are becoming smarter than ever, we thought it would be a great opportunity to share some of new technology that is winning awards and making waves in the design world. This week, we took a look at items more specifically used in the kitchen and despite some seeming out of this world – they are all products that are in the final design stages or ready to purchase now! Have a scroll through the slider and keep an eye out for the next part of our smart home series.  One of our more recent project, Black Leaf House, has lots of smart home pieces. Follow the link here to see the finished result https://www.mattinsonassociates.com/portfolio/blackleaf/ or take a look at this smart home feature…(more)


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