Architect/Designer

21 May, 2015

14 Patterns of Biophilic Design: Non-Rhythmic Sensory Stimuli

This is the third post in an on-going series outlining each of the 14 patterns of biophilic design, a collection of biophilic strategies codified in Terrapin Bright Green’s “14 Patterns of Biophilic Design” paper. Pattern 3: Non-Rhythmic Sensory Stimuli Nature is never static; it’s always moving, growing, adapting. We notice when a room is visually…

30 April, 2015

Can Flooring be Interactive?

With a brief to introduce the most innovative and interactive features ever before seen in Korea, the Lotte World Mall development by Benoy Architecture, Planning, Interiors and Graphics in collaboration with Interface, have crafted the world’s first interactive flooring. Billed as “one of the most anticipated and talked about developments in Korea,” Benoy’s associate director,…

20 April, 2015

Sick Building Syndrome and the Importance of Good Air Quality

We are all familiar with the term ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ as a term that is bandied around to imply an unhealthy environment to be in. But what makes a building ‘sick’? And what are its effects? Sick Building Syndrome affects the well-being of those who spend time within it. The symptomatic effects are a sore…

17 April, 2015

Sunlight and Nature: Positive Medication in Healthcare Spaces

It is almost impossible to discuss biophilic design in healthcare without mentioning this 1981 seminal study on recovery times during post operative care after gall bladder surgery by professor Roger Ulrich of Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. This fascinating study investigates whether a view out to nature from their room had any effect on…

16 April, 2015

Why the ‘Designed Experience’ is so Vital to the Post-GFC World

Japanese design house Nendo recently teamed up with international fashion label BEIGE to remind the world why ‘experience’ in design is so important. A concept store for international fashion house, BEIGE has been newly opened in the Tamagawa Takashimaya shopping centre in suburban Tokyo. The store has been crafted by minimalist heroes, Nendo, as a multi-functional…

3 April, 2015

Can Flooring Define The Boundaries Of A Space?

With limited space and lead time, the flooring of the Monash University project proved that carpet tile can indeed define the prescribed functions of a space. Undertaken within an astonishingly tight deadline of two weeks, the Monash University Australian Law Faculty, Clayton Campus project by Dasch Associates in Melbourne, was incredibly successful. This humble little…