The Garden School, Hackney

Oliver Heath Biophilic design, colour, Education, Fabrics, Furniture, Healthy spaces, Lighting, Materials, Schools, Uncategorized

There is a wealth of evidence that Biophilic Design can improve wellbeing when incorporated into the built environment. Biophilic Design applies the principles that humans have an innate attraction to nature and that increasing our connection with natural elements through the spaces in which we inhabit, work or relax, can improve our physiological and psychological health. Imagine what benefits it …

Boosting your brainwaves – how biophilia can boost creativity and help us avoid depression

Eren McEwen Biophilic design, Community, Education, Healthcare, Healthy spaces

  Hans Berger discovered the first brain waves using electrodes to measure the electronic pulses in the brain. ‘Brain waves’ are produced by electrical pulses passing between neurons within the brain. These cycles of electrical activity occur at various speeds and in different parts of the brain depending on our mental activity. Brainwaves can therefore be measured (in Hertz – …

Natural Rhythm – The health and wellbeing benefit of ‘Non Rhythmic Sensory Stimuli’

Eren McEwen Biophilic design, Healthy spaces, Lighting, Materials, Technology/ Energy Saving

Most of us spend the predominant part of our lives indoors. These spaces where we live, study, work and relax are often lacking in the natural sensory stimuli that is being shown more and more to increase our productivity, happiness and health. Evidence has begun to emerge that the inclusion of Non-Rhythmic Sensory Stimuli (NRSS) can also start to enhance …

Tid for Hjem 'Biophilic Principals for Better, Healthier, More Sociable Homes'

Biophilic principles for better, happier and more sociable homes – A Tid for Hjem case study

Eren McEwen Biophilic design, colour, Furniture, Healthy spaces, Lighting

Our latest Tid for Hjem was a fantastic opportunity to create a lively, dynamic family space in Bergen by incorporating key Biophilic patterns of light, texture, color , a sense of prospect and retreat. The clients, a young couple with a baby, while very happy with the rest of their new house felt that the kitchen/dining area felt far too …

Education/ Offices : Vital Topics Installation by Heath Design, University of Manchester

Vital Topics Installation – University of Manchester

Eren McEwen Biophilic design, colour, Education, Environmental events, Furniture

  This week we were very excited to put together a multisensory, biophilic installation in the drum at University of Manchester for this year’s opening lecture of their Vital Topics series this year on Smart Cities. Vital topics discusses a variety of global business issues with this preliminary event investigating ‘Smart Cities – Solutions for Tomorrows World’ focussing on potential …

Heath Design's collaborative shoot with Hillarys Blinds

Icelandic Shelter – A Healthy Winter Home

Oliver Heath Biophilic design, colour, Eco Homes, Fabrics, Lighting, Natural stuff

For me every project is an opportunity to explore and investigate how design can improve our lives – be that for our health and wellbeing or perhaps purely aesthetic, but ideally a little of both. When Hillarys approached, me asking how their blinds and window coverings could make our homes and lives a little better- I felt it was an …

TV2's Tid for Hjem, 'Modern Heritage meets Scandi Chic'

Modern Heritage Meets Scandi Chic

Elly Deakin Biophilic design, Furniture, Recycling / upcycling, Vintage

This project for Norway’s TV2 show ‘Tid for Hjem’, proposed that we redesign a family living and dining room within a countryside villa built by family members during the 1920s. The home is situated down a quiet lane with spectacular views out onto lakes, trees and mountains; a setting that was the inspiration for many of the books written by the …

Greenwood Theatre Park by Zandra Rhodes

Elly Deakin Biophilic design, Community, Uncategorized

Parklets have recently been popping up within dense cities like London, New York and San Francisco. The everyday stresses and strains we get from living within urban environments can no doubt have a negative impact on our health and well-being.  It’s important to have green spaces which are out of the usual circulation routes in the city, as it gives somewhere for people to pause, breathe …

Clerkenwell Design Week, Oliver's Biophilic Tour of London

Clerkenwell Design Week

Elly Deakin Biophilic design, Community, General

Last week was Clerkenwell Design Week and Oliver was busy in London spreading the word about Biophilic design! The sustainable carpet tile company Interface launched their new campaign ‘Negative to Positive’ and so there was a lot to visit and see from them during the 3-day event. Oliver was involved in their ‘Beautiful Thinking’ stand in St. John’s Square along …

White Walls by Jean Nouvel

Elly Deakin Biophilic design, Community, Eco Homes, Lighting, Uncategorized

White Walls, designed by the French Architect Ateliers Jean Nouvel is a great example of how we can bring nature and greenery back into urban environments. The apartment and office tower situated in Nicosia, Cyprus features perforated white walls which lets day light filter through into the interior spaces. Balconies that stretch the width of the entire façade provide occupants with …