Oliver Heath Office with Acoustic Panels

Capturing the Big Bang is the answer to our acoustic problems

Eden Goode Acoustics, Biophilic design, Healthy spaces, Office

Earlier this year, we moved from our old office in Central Brighton, which consisted of three rooms split across two floors, to a large open plan office space located in an unused community hall of a Victorian church – a space with an abundance of natural light and wonderful vaulted high ceilings. The new layout was welcomed with open arms …

Oliver Heath Design - blog article about the culture of outdoors indoor by Naomi Stone

The Culture of Outdoors Indoors

Oliver Heath Biophilic design, Healthy spaces, Office

Article written by guest author: Naomi Stone Employee Engagement Manager, St Monica Trust Business Psychologist, MBPsS, MSc, BSc (Hons), Assoc CIPD Any gardener will tell you that the time they spend in a garden brings them a feeling of calm. They’re immersed in the changing seasons — from bare branches, to buds through to full colour and greenery. They tune in to …

Oliver Heath Design - Happiness in the workplace article

Happiness in the Workplace

Eden Goode Biophilic design, Healthy spaces, Office

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 …

Oliver Heath Design - biophilic design consultancy article - cafe in the park drawings

Accessing Biophilic Design Consultancy – 6 Good Reasons to get in touch

Eren McEwen Biophilic design, Healthy spaces, Hospitality Design, Office

Over the last year at Oliver Heath Design, we have worked on a range of projects in scale from a single room in Tokyo to a large 6 floor commercial building in South Africa, without even leaving the office! Having a Biophilic Design Consultant on board can unlock the full potential of any space, no matter the size or budget …

Oliver Heath Design - design guide, Creating positive spaces using the well building standard

Creating Positive Spaces Using the WELL Building Standard

Eden Goode Biophilic design

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, …

Oliver Heath - The biophilic office, BRE

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 …

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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 …

Oliver Heath Design - boost brainwaves with biophilia - forest bathing

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 – …

Diffusion Choir - Sosolimited, Hypersonic, and Plebian Design, Oliver Heath Design

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 …