Biophilic Design

24 June, 2021

St John Bosco College

Architect: Santelli Architects Project: St John Bosco College, Piara Waters, Western Australia Segment: Education Products: Human Connections, Near & Far and World Woven Project size: 3,830 sqm   Santelli Architects are a WA-based architectural studio whose work spans more than 40 schools for Catholic Education WA. The brief for St John Bosco College was to…

24 June, 2021

St Vincent’s Private Hospital

Architect: Hassell Project: St Vincent’s Private Hospital Segment: Healthcare Products: Urban Retreat Project Size: 5,755 sqm   A renowned institution providing healthcare for over 160 years, St Vincent’s Private Hospital underwent an exquisite transformation. Designed by Hassell, the project approximated to $140 million and consisted of two components: a refurbishment of the existing ward block…

27 July, 2020

Measurable Actions for Positive Impact

A chat with Guy Heywood, Chief Operating Officer, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas In recent years, sustainability has seeped into everyday parlance, and the demand for socially and environmentally responsible travel experiences has soared. As a growing number of consumers would tell you, luxurious experiences that are bad for the planet and for people are…

1 July, 2020

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…

20 May, 2020

Keen to put Human Centred Design into practice? Here’s how Interface can help.

We spend up to 90% of our lives in buildings. Being cooped up indoors is often harmful to our health and wellbeing – a fact that has never been more apparent now that scores of people around the world are adjusting to working and learning from home. The good news is that we can design…

18 May, 2020

Can Biophilic Design Improve Emotional Wellbeing?

In a post-COVID-19 world, emotional wellbeing will become more important than ever. Regardless of what our built spaces look like in the future, it makes sense that we need to give more thought to how they make us feel. Considering we spend the majority of our lives indoors, can we use biophilic design to support emotional wellbeing?

12 May, 2020

Technigroup’s Jakarta oasis is industrial luxury exemplified

Established in Singapore in 1984, Technigroup is a global designer and manufacturer of system furniture, office seatings and hospitality products, priding itself on sleek, high-quality design solutions. Its products have been installed in three continents across the globe. For its new office and showroom in South Jakarta, Indonesia, the company needed a modern, luxurious space…

11 March, 2020

Walking the talk on low carbon – CIAP Architects Pte Ltd creates a showcase interior for the Singapore Green Building Council

If there is a single organisation that knows just what it takes to create a low carbon office, the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) would be it. An Established Member of the World Green Building Council network, SGBC is an enabler of sustainability in the built environment represented by a distinctive public-private partnership that spans…

28 January, 2020

Perfectly On Brand – CDA gives Reckitt Benckiser’s new office in Jakarta a fresh look

With well-known household products such as Dettol, Veet, Strepsils, Durex, Enfagrow, Enfamil, Sustagen, Vanish, Harpic, and Mortein retailing in more than 180 countries, Reckitt Benckiser is one of the world’s largest consumer goods producers. The company originally had two separate offices in Indonesia which they decided to bring together in one space on the 58th…