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 …

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 …

Watch this space! OHD will be involved with ‘Planted’ an exciting new design show in London this spring!

Oliver Heath Uncategorized

An exciting three day design show will be taking place in London this spring. ‘Planted’, a contemporary design show aimed at reconnecting cities with nature, will host an array of inspiring exhibits and contributions from industry experts to cover four key subject areas: Outdoor Living Botanical Markets Wellbeing Sustainable Solutions The show will aspire to update the current outlook on …

We’re Hiring!

Oliver Heath Uncategorized

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented designer to join our Brighton based team at Oliver Heath Design. Applicants must have at least 8 years of experience working on high standard interior architectural projects from concept to completion – this is not a suitable role for a recent graduate. You will be heading up an exciting variety of projects including …

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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 …

Education/ Offices : Vital Topics Installation by Oliver 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 …

Greenwood Theatre Park by Zandra Rhodes - Oliver Heath Design

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 …

White wall by Jean nouvel - Oliver Heath Design

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 …

A Focus on Nature: The Attention Restoration Theory

Elly Deakin Biophilic design, Education, Healthy spaces, Uncategorized

When we spend a long period of time on a task without taking a break, we inevitably start to feel our attention span waning. Within modern working environments, we are faced with numerous tasks and activities throughout the day – and in order to get these done efficiently, they require consistent focus. However, excessive working and deadline pressures can increase …