Healthcare

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…

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?

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…

8 September, 2017

Singapore’s Khoo Teck Puat Hospital: Biophilic Design in Action

Singapore’s Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) might well be the most biophilic hospital in Asia. In no other healthcare institution of this scale are elements of form, space and landscape so explicitly tied to the goal of human well-being—the very definition of biophilic design. The KTPH competition brief, from the onset, asked that the new…