Happiness in the Workplace

Eden Goode Uncategorized

Firstly, what is happiness? Happiness is often defined in the field of psychology as experiencing positive emotions, such as pride, joy, and interest, alongside an absence of negative emotions. Being happy has been related to “life satisfaction, appreciation of life, [and] moments of pleasure.”[i] Unfortunately, we live in a world where we are faced with a constant comparison to others …

Creating Positive Spaces Using the WELL Building Standard

Eden Goode Biophilic design, Uncategorized

Alongside Interface, we have written a Design Guide to ‘Creating Positive Spaces Using the WELL Building Standard.™’ Administered by the International WELL Building Institute™, their standard is fast emerging as the leading human-centred approach to health and wellbeing in the built environment. This guide provides background information and walks you through the process – what the WELL Building Standard is, …

The Biophilic Office

Eren McEwen Biophilic design, Community, Furniture, General, Materials, Office, Technology/ Energy Saving

      There is a wealth of evidence to suggest that by incorporating Biophilic Design into our built environments, we can increase our health and wellbeing. Biophilic design acknowledges that we are instinctively connected to nature and that through exploring this connection within the spaces that we live, relax and work in, we can positively influence our physical and …

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 …

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

We’re Hiring – Workplace Designers

Oliver Heath Uncategorized

We’re Hiring! Oliver Heath Design are currently looking to interview inspired interior designers and architects in the Brighton area, with at least 5 years’ post-graduation experience – largely in workplace (office) and hospitality design. We currently have several exciting workplace and hospitality design projects that we are undertaking, promoting a human centred approach through a focus on wellbeing. The ideal …

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 …