There is no such thing as a neutral space.
What we create either causes health
or erodes our ability to thrive;
socially, economically and culturally.

There is no such thing as a neutral space.
What we create either causes health
or erodes our ability to thrive;
socially, economically and culturally.

Enriched Environments

Enriched environments—environments that cause health—result from the combination of seven elements. These elements stimulate our brains’ biological and chemical operating systems, acting like architectural “super vitamins”. With demonstrated powers to improve health as measured though neurological, physiological, psychological and sociological feedback. They are important in creating enriched healing, working and collaborative knowledge-sharing spaces.

News

  • Tye Farrow Speaking at the European Healthcare Design 2020 Congress

    September 15, 2020

    Tye Farrow will be speaking at the European Healthcare Design 2020 Congress, London England on September 15 about “spatial accelerants that ‘tune’ cancer centre environments towards positive physical & emotional optimal health” using our Shaare Zedek Medical Center Cancer Centre,  which is presently under construction in Jerusalem, Israel.

  • Farrow Designs New Spa

    September 3, 2020

    We are familiar with the constant buzz of the city, but often the chance to experience the sensations of stillness and intimacy is lacking. An environment can offer a more appropriate scale and proximity, to establish a relationship between our body and the environment.

Ideas

  • Research in neuroplasticity and neurogenesis

    September 23, 2020

    Research in neuroplasticity and neurogenesis (Gould et al. 1999) is beginning to raise awareness that learning capacity and memory can be improved by our surroundings. Not all aspects of the brain are fixed, or destined to deteriorate over time, as was previously assumed.

  • Stimmung

    September 23, 2020

    Buildings transmit a psychological ‘temperature’ known by the German 19th century concept of ‘stimmung’ meaning atmospheric mood, often associated with music.