Smart home: Blog Series: Connectivity

Oliver Heath Biophilic design, Healthy spaces, Technology/ Energy Saving

It’s struck me that in the past, the notion of the “smart home” is one that is brimming with the latest technology, perhaps in a way that fulfils the desire of the consumer hungry gadget lover over that of the regular dweller, whose life becomes overcomplicated with anxiety-enhancing digital switches.  But, as technology becomes more intuitive and innately imbedded into …

‘Home of the Future: An interior design approach to sustainable living’

Oliver Heath Uncategorized

In November, I had the opportunity to be a part of a live online talk hosted by Schneider Electric Group, titled ‘Home of the Future: An interior design approach to sustainable living’. It was fascinating to be part of this international event, in discussion with journalist Clara Le Fort, alongside Frédéric Beuvry (Senior Vice President of the Industrial Design Department …

Oliver Heath presenting at Planted Unplugged

Planted – a contemporary design event and digital forum, reconnecting cities with nature.

Oliver Heath Uncategorized

This London Design Festival 2020 Planted made its physical debut showing attendees and viewers what is instore for the next physical main event to (hopefully) take place next year in May 2021. To launch the first design festival of its kind, we (Oliver Heath) hosted a panel of speakers for a three-part series of talks called Planted Unplugged. Specific topics …

How to Use Biophilic Elements to Create Social Distance in Spaces

Oliver Heath Uncategorized

During the COVID pandemic, our communities were put under restrictions including how we access the outside world and nature. For many the only chance to leave our homes was for our 1-hour ‘exercise’ time. During this time, there has been a noticeable rise in the appreciation of nature as our options to go elsewhere became limited. People took up running, …

How to Create a Strategy for Biophilic Design

Oliver Heath Uncategorized

Now we are seeing a gradual lift and return to some normal practices post COVID-19 lockdown, but how are you going to use what you have learnt to implement this into strategy and your other routine spaces? Your office? Place of work? Gym? Educational spaces? As we return to a ‘new normal’ we are starting to look at what a …

Health & Wellbeing Tips for Working From Home

Oliver Heath Biophilic design

As the current situation with COVID-19 develops in the UK and while our outside use is restricted, we want to bring some quick and easy tips to help improve health and wellbeing while working from home. Wellbeing is at the core of our business. Through these times of uncertainty, we want to make sure our staff, as well as our …

Creating +Positive spaces by Measuring the Impact of your Design

Eden Goode Uncategorized

Our fourth Design Guide is out! In collaboration with Interface and the BRE trust, we have created an accessible guide on how to measure the value of good design via Pre-and Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE), inspiring Architects, Designers and End Users to design spaces with people in mind. Whilst often viewed as difficult to do, POE can be an extremely valuable …