Design Guides

Creating +Positive Spaces by Measuring the Impact of your Design

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 ...

Creating Positive spaces by Designing for Community

Our third design guide has arrived! In collaboration with Interface we have brought together some of the most compelling research on the benefits a sense of community can have on well-being and business alike. What can you expect to find in this guide: What do we mean by ‘community’? Good for us, good for business Bringing in biophilic design 7 ...

Creating Positive Spaces Using Biophilic Design

  Here is our second design guide! In collaboration with Interface we’ve put together a guide which explains what Biophilic Design is, demonstrates the business case for it, and helps you understand how to implement it. Get inspired by case studies and how to implement at different scales. Follow the link below to find out more and download it for ...

Creating Positive Spaces Using The WELL Building Standard

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, ...

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Blogs & Articles

Magenta sits down with Oliver Heath…

Designer and fellow Brightonian, Oliver Heath, popped by the Magenta office a few weeks back to hear about thier impending Biophilia project and catch up with the team… To read more follow the link below…. Magenta sits down with Oliver Heath…

World first biophilic design research project connects buildings with nature

Follow the link below to read up on our exiting involvement with the Biophilic Office Project at the BRE… How a BRE Office Became the Centre Piece for Major Biophilic Design Research

Renaturing architecture: Biophilic Design for a healthier and more productive life

The more urban our lives become, the more we lose contact with nature. CORPUS met Designer and architect Oliver Heath, who explains, how Biophilic Design can improve health and well-being. Read more by following the link below….  


With over 30 years of scientific research into the physiological and psychological benefits of exposure to nature, biophilic design aims to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Here, industry-recognised biophilic Design Expert, Oliver Heath, discusses how best to incorporate these design principles into hotel interior design. To find out more follow the link below….  


Oliver Heath Design has has recently joined forces with Dulux Trade and the BRE to participate in a three-year research project looking at the effects of biophilic design on occupants of office spaces. Follow the link below to find out more….  

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Short Films

The Joy of Plants, Productivity Suite

We recently teamed up with The Joy of Plants to transform a Locke Hotels room into the perfect layover for a business traveller, as part of their #ThanksPlants campaign. We created the ‘Productivity Suite’ with a mind to the exhausted traveller. Designed to re-energise nomadic workers, this suite harnesses the power of plants to enhance productivity, boost creativity and focus the ...

Biophilic Design Tour of London

Oliver opens a new short film with Interface took 10 architects round London to find the biophilic hot spots around our capital city. Watch the video below to find out what they thought…

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