Design

St Vincent’s Private Hospital

Architect: Hassell Project: St Vincent’s Private Hospital, NSW, Australia 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…

Why Ikigai is the Design Philosophy We All Need Right Now

Whether organising your way to happiness or embracing hygge, the Danish philosophy of cosy living, it always seems that just when you catch up to a design craze, insiders are already on to the next. So while the ascendance of ​Ikigai​ was intriguing, skepticism seemed wise. ​Ikigai​, which translates to “having a purpose” in English, is of Japanese origin, associated with the feeling of self-fulfillment earned by pursuing a meaningful life. Today, it’s being embraced by the creative community.

Designing for Resiliency

There is no question that in the months of prolonged isolation and distancing, we’re starting to feel the desire for social connection. The reality is that we need and want to go back to work, which means buildings need to adjust—and quickly. But how can we incorporate health and wellbeing? And what is our responsibility to create that sense of physical and psychological safety in the built environment now and into the future?  

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…