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Q&A: How Design Should Think About Sustainability

20 August, 2015

Commercial designers and architects are increasingly thinking about sustainability beyond just “going green”. SUMU Design Director Felice Carlino explains why when recalling their recent project with Dexus Sydney. What was the overall the design objective and brief for the DEXUS Sydney? We were invited by Office Spectrum to partner with them to deliver a non-client specific…

Incredible Examples of Biophilic Offices

24 July, 2015

There is so much evidence about the advantages of biophilic design elements being incorporated into office design. So, we thought we’d share some inspiring examples of office interiors that are putting theory into practice; creating spaces that are teeming with vitality where workers can feel inspired and thrive. Ljubljana Chamber of Commerce and Industry The…

Q&A: How to Inject Critical Brand Values Into a Space

25 June, 2015

Designed by Andrew Tu’inukuafe
 and the Creative Spaces team, the Lion’s new HQ in Freemans Bay, Auckland is a solid example of design’s ability to speak the language of a brand and its space. We sat down with Andrew to discuss the project. What was the overall the design objective and brief for the Lion’s HQ project?  Lion…

Flourishing Biophilic Urban Housing

10 June, 2015

According to the UN by 2050 nearly 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas, there will be more cities and more mega-cities. As our contact with rural landscapes decreases our alienation from greenery and living elements will increase unless we green the urban environment and the spaces in which we live.…

Nature by Design: the Practice of Biophilic Design

1 June, 2015

The challenge of biophilic design is to address prevailing deficiencies of contemporary building, landscape and interior architecture by initiating a new framework for the beneficial experience of nature in the built environment (Kellert et al 2008, Kellert 2012, Kellert and Finnegan 2011). Biophilic design is about creating good habitat for people as a biological organism…

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Oliver Heath

Oliver Heath

As a leading figure in biophilic design, Oliver is working with global modular flooring manufacturer Interface to raise the awareness of the benefits of design inspired by nature. A prominent thinker in the architecture industry and owner of Heath Design Ltd, Oliver is also a writer and TV presenter.

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