Here, Inex talks to Eden Goode, Researcher & Writer at Oliver Heath Design, about our increasing reliance on biophilia within the built environment, and – following the COVID-19 pandemic – how we’re seeking indoor spaces that follow biophilic design principles more than ever before.
Tony Antoniou, Managing Director at London-based workplace design studio Rainbow, paints a picture of how our office spaces could look in the near future and discusses how, through design, we need to adapt to newfound workplace needs and boost the wellbeing and safety of employees following the coronavirus pandemic.
Within the built environment, our focus is increasingly shifting towards both sustainable developments and staff wellbeing, and rightly so. Integrating green spaces is one of the most effective ways of successfully doing this. The exterior spaces at Stylus, 116 Old Street are a great example of how this can be done successfully and imaginatively within urban developments.
Working in a comfortable environment makes employees tangibly more effective, healthier and happier. It’s a win-win for the employer where investing €35 per employee, per year in building automation helps to bring close to €6000 per employee, per year benefit to companies. Smart spaces in the office can deliver individual benefits to each and every member of staff, says Graham Martin, Chairman & CEO at EnOcean Alliance.
An Architect, Interior Designer and an Associate at design and consulting firm Stantec, Velimira Drummer has a wealth of knowledge and experience under her belt. This month, Inex’s Editor, Rebecca Kemp, sat down with her to discuss the ins and outs of her career journey and to learn more about her background in design.
Founded in 1984, Kilmarnock-based, Kitchens by J.S Geddes is a retailer specialising in superior design, installation and aftercare. Having created high-end and contemporary kitchen schemes throughout Scotland for many years, Kitchens by J.S Geddes is focused on providing a full kitchen retail service, from the best in design and installation to award-winning aftercare.
Thanks to emerging trends and changing lifestyles, sinks and taps are increasingly used to set the tone for a kitchen scheme and help define a style. This makes them a key element when designing ‘the heart of a home’, but it’s important to ensure their looks are as impressive as their functionality, explains James Cunningham, Sales Director at AGA Rangemaster.