Well-being

31 January, 2019

All aboard! Interface’s new Sydney HQ transforms a heritage-listed railway building

After taking +Positive spaces around the world, Interface is designing the change it wants to see in the world in its new headquarters in Sydney, Australia. As the commercial sector continues to expand and claim its rightful space on the global design stage, “adaptability” and “flexibility” have become favourite buzzwords. With the concept of the…

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…

20 December, 2018

Biophilic Design improving the Hospitality experience – Hobo Hotel Stockholm, Case Study

Biophilic Design interventions play a key role within many hospitality spaces. They can help us to relax, sleep better and feel happier – so much so that we’re willing to pay significantly more for a room with a high presence of biophilia (even if we don’t realise that that’s what we’re paying for!) A room…

29 September, 2017

The True Cost of Noise

Dead silence can be an intimidating working environment. Some sound in any workplace is generally desirable: pleasing background sounds like the gentle, indecipherable babble of colleagues speaking, one’s own choice of music or perhaps the sounds of nature coming through an open window. However, much of the sound in typical workplaces is undesirable: ringing phones,…

15 December, 2016

Attracting New Talent and Maintaining a Happy Workforce

The era of nomadic working is shifting. Recent studies, including Peldon Rose’s Summer 2016 Happy Office survey, have found that working remotely can leave employees feeling increasing disconnected from colleagues and community. 66% of people found that their productivity decreased outside the connectivity of the workplace. With the return of an office-based culture; how can…

9 March, 2016

14 Patterns of Biophilic Design: Presence of Water

Water – from crashing waves to trickling streams, wading pools, and water fountains – enhances the experience of a place. Pattern 5: Presence of Water The Presence of Water biophilic design pattern has evolved from research on the health and wellbeing benefits associated with access to water, including reduced stress, lower heart rate and blood…