Biophilia

17 September, 2019

A Dream School

OUT-2 Design creates a dreamlike preschool for WeCare and its children WeCare is a premium international preschool in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, boasting a multidisciplinary team of teachers and psychotherapists committed to delivering high-quality educational experiences to young children. The school’s founder, Huong (Victoria) Tran, MSMFT, wanted to create a safe and stimulating space…

14 August, 2019

An Island Sanctuary

Edifice creates a Mediterranean resort for Schlumberger in India Schlumberger is the world’s largest oilfield services company, employing over 100,000 staff and providing exploration and production expertise and technology to the global energy industry. For their new 8,360 square metre offices in Pune, 150km southeast of Mumbai in India, Schlumberger wanted to create an experience…

27 December, 2018

The Secret Life Of Our Floors: They Might Just Save You!

As one of the most prominent features in our built environment, flooring can play a vital role in impacting our wellbeing. But what is the latest development in commercial flooring that has the A+D world amazed? How a space ‘performs’ is no longer solely just about its aesthetic appeal. Certainly in the workplace, it is…

25 June, 2018

Biophilic Design in Urban Architecture: The Oasia Hotel in Singapore

The Oasia Hotel Downtown, designed by Woha, a Singapore-based architectural firm, is one of the most stunning skyscrapers in Asia. There is, first, the signal-red mesh envelope, a splash of color unlike anything in its neighborhood, and then the surreptitious patches of green that seem to slowly envelop the building. Planted façades are not new…

18 June, 2017

Biophilic Design: A Pathway to WELL Certification at ASID Headquarters

I had the pleasure to visit ASID’s new HQ, the first space to receive both the WELL Platinum and LEED Platinum certifications. Becoming the first space to receive both the WELL Platinum and LEED Platinum certifications makes it truly one of a kind. ASID and Perkins+Will partnered to create an exceptional space that speaks to…