Biophilic Design

New Office Project Phase 1


acino office space 1st phase design completed.

Hello July! Now we are really feeling the cold and hopefully you are all spending cozy evenings and week-ends in a warm, inviting space!

I guess we can all agree it's been a crazy year so far,  filled with a mixture of expectations and disappointments, price increases, load shedding, changes and challenges, in all this I guess we have to keep looking ahead, while striving for a better future, Improving ourselves and our environment.

This month we are happy to announce we have successfully completed the 1st phase of the Acino Litha office space,  one of the exciting projects we have been working on over the past few months. it's always an amazing feeling of accomplishment when your designs finally materialist into a real, live space! and your client is proud of their new fresh environment. 

 This is the magic of Interior design that keeps you motivated and working! starting with concepts, 3d's and plans then slowly watching the space transform into something new, modern and exciting is the most rewarding experience for myself and our team. 

 

Work and Home go hand in hand these days in view of employees spending longer and longer hours at the office.  Employers have now come to realize the importance of hiring a professional design team to  create and implement a comfortable and functional working environment, ensuring that their staff are happy and productive while at the office.

It's one thing though, to create amazing visuals and designs, but the truth is your designs are only as good as the contractors and project team that implement them. In this case I am happy to confirm that our design and build team BMC Projects made this a reality.

Thanks to BMC Projects the project was completed on time, within the given budget, quality and finishes ensured by constant supervision and attention to detail. With our client delighted to see their  management and staff happy and settled in their new workspace..

From a design perspective we opened up the work space, encouraging communication and work flow between the different divisions, considering their functions and roles.

To create interest and divisions between the different departments we introduced fresh funky colours which tied in with the Acino colours and image. Colour plays an important role in the way we function and interact, keeping this in mind the colours used in each section were carefully selected, researched and considered.

 Resent research confirms the importance of nature in the workspace and home for general health and wellbeing, we achieved this with plants and nature wallpapers, bringing the outside inside. 

We will soon be implementing the next phase which is already in design stage so watch this space for updates and enjoy...

In the following posts I will continue with winter tips to warm up the home...




biophilic design...partnering with nature


I have always been a fan of nature filtering into design and space, however as a designer you still tend to get caught up with beautiful synthetic pieces,which is all fine! except we tend to forget about the wealth that nature has to offer and how much we crave her in this world driven by urban technology.

Designing spaces is more than just creating that happy place. Vibrant, natural, well environments and buildings are becoming an essential part of the design process today.Well hello! the planet was created with water, plants,animals, textures and light that resonate with our inner-beings.All this was meant for our well-being and enjoyment,yet we dismiss it by creating cold, dull, fake environments that make us sick.

2018 is the year of new beginnings... I do believe this year we will see a bigger drive towards biophilic design being implemented in our homes and work spaces.Biophilic design meaning: love of nature,is based on real science where more and more studies have revealed that an environment devoid of nature can have a negative effect our health, productivity and well-being Now one potted plant in the corner of the living room is not going to do the trick. Its about natural light, vegetation, plant walls,natural textures and materials, nature views,water and animals.

As humans we have a deep need and love for nature,our productivity and security depends on positive interactions with our space. In view of this it should seem natural to start introducing the natural world back into our world!

 


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