There is perhaps no more important space to harness the power of good design than in that of education. When children have a positive experience of education at an early age, it inspires and stimulates them, and can ignite a passion for learning.
The reason hotels have such a diverse range of spaces is due to the wide array of needs of different guests. If designed well, all atmospheres and desired moods can be catered for within a short distance from one another.
Architect: Santelli Architects Project: St John Bosco College, Piara Waters, WA, 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…
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…
As we’re all learning to navigate a new normal, laying the grounds for an office where employees feel comfortable starts and ends with safety. It’s about adapting the workplace to solve issues like distancing, wayfinding, acoustics, and sustainability – all while maintaining a sense of style.
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.
After a turbulent 2020, it seems like everyone is looking for the new year to provide stability and optimism. And this desire is certainly reflected in Pantone’s choice for its Colour of the Year 2021. This year, not only do we have one colour but two – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating!
A green recovery is one where governments and businesses put the environment at the centre of plans to rebuild the economy. The opportunity – an economic recovery that factors in cutting carbon emissions, protecting biodiversity, and building resilience by working with nature, rather than against it.
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?
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…