We live and breathe planting at Vantage, and love nothing more than seeing a project come together – biophilia can really make a workspace fit-out or redesign ‘pop’. This month, we’ve interviewed Hollie Kneeshaw, and Rachael Crampsey, members of our creative team at Vantage, to give a flavour of how one of our workspace designs develops from concept to fully-fledged reality.
In recent years, we have all become increasingly aware of the impact that buildings can have on the environment and on the people working inside them. This has led to the development of green building standards and rating systems, such as SKA and WELL, which seek to promote and reward best practice in building design.
We’re passionate about planting design here at Vantage and its power to create spaces where people love to be. We all have our favourite projects – we asked our team to talk about their memorable projects and what stood out for them most.
Humans have an innate connection with nature, and we know that incorporating planting into the built environment can promote health and wellbeing and productivity. We also care deeply about our impact on the planet, and we take steps wherever we can to ensure that our practices are as sustainable as they can be.
An increasing body of scientific research into the effect that being in nature has on the brain shows that nature could be used in a more prescriptive way, to counteract the sensory overload of modern life. How can we better harness the power of nature in the world we live in today?
Even though many of us work in a bricks and mortar setting from Monday to Friday, we still enjoy the opportunity to be close to nature, so having planting around us in the office makes it a much more pleasant place to be.
In this article, we look at why hydroculture is gradually replacing soil-based indoor cultivation within offices and public buildings.
Air quality is now something many employers are very conscious of in office environments, and aspirational building standards which actively promote occupant wellbeing (Fitwel, WELL, SKA), all include air quality on the list of features that should be continually measured and monitored.