What is comfort?

Dependent on the field, be it architecture, psychology or healthcare, the definition of comfort varies. All people are different. One person’s comfort may be another person’s discomfort, therefore the definition should, by nature, be different among individuals. Regardless of the field however, definitions include aspects of both physical and emotional comfort. The factors informing a persons comfort are wide ranging and interconnected. While one can be surrounded by the perfect conditions for their physical comfort, they may be made uncomfortable by situational conditions, and vice versa. The relationship between physical and emotional comfort is in a dynamic equilibrium, where tangible elements have impact upon intangible experiences. This project explores the dimensions of comfort and the parameters contributing to and detracting from comfort within the home.