My name is Radu Negoiță, I am an architect with a passion for the avatars of living and the relationship that people build with their environment. I often think about what the home of the future should look like, and I don’t see it at all as a high-tech lab saturated with touch-sensitive surfaces – it feels more like a “fusion” sanctuary that helps you to better know and understand yourself, helped by technology, but not dominated by its presence. A friendly, maternal place, a space of intuition and diffuse light, the cocoon that sees our transformation into something better through.
My doctoral thesis has been about probing the dimension of the humans` relationship with matter, a deeper look into the perceptual mechanisms that make psychological comfort possible. For several years now, however, I have been dealing with the physical comfort of the people who want to own a home. I have committed myself to running, through my Facebook page, “Case Strâmbe pe Radar” (the approximate translation of which should sound something like “Faulty Homes Radar”), campaigns aimed at educating the public about what their expectations should be regarding their home environment. Since 2018 I also offer counselling to people who want to get to know their home before moving in (a comfort audit service).
In 2018 I published a book about the high percentage of uncomfortable new apartments (“Disconfort Residence”, Editura Publica) which I am glad to say, has reached several thousand living room tables in Romania so far. At the moment I am focusing on a fundraising campaign that I have launched recently: its aim is to raise enough funding in order to build a smartphone app that grades homes based on their potential to offer their inhabitants optimal living conditions.