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 …

Biophilic Urban Living

Elly Deakin Biophilic design, Community, Eco Homes, Healthy spaces

Cities around the world are increasingly booming and expanding. According to the UN, nearly 70% of the world’s population will be living within urban environments by 2050. However, as we relocate to the city, we are becoming more and more distant from from nature. We might think that we have everything we need living in a city, however, a lack of access to …

Biophilic Retail Spaces

Elly Deakin Biophilic design, Healthy spaces, Hospitality Design

Retail environments play a central role in our everyday lives – we all need those essentials like food and clothing. A recent House of Commons report stated that during 2014 alone, UK consumers spent around a huge £378 billion. Does the design of a shop have an influence on whether you enter it? Does the look and feel of a shop influence …

Urban-nature makeover for Tid for Hjem

Elly Deakin Biophilic design, colour, Furniture, Healthy spaces, Materials

The existing layout of the family room was lacking good circulation and the kitchen was isolated and dingy. We solved this by demolishing the wall next to the kitchen to create an open-plan interior where natural light could easily flow throughout the entire space. The new kitchen area now extends behind the fireplace into the rest of the room, however still remains …