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Shanmathi Subramaniam
Biophilic Office Design
Shanmathi Subramaniam
Biophilic Office Design

“How can biophilic elements be used to design an office space post Covid-19?”

Shanmathi Subramaniam has responded to the challenges of office working in a post Covid-19 world with a biophilic collaborative workspace. Modelled on an existing space in Kozhikode, India and informed by her own research, the Biophilic Office Design contains a rich range of work spaces aiming to facilitate new ways of post-pandemic safe working.

Café
Plants, natural lighting and an open kitchen lend ambience to the café
Conference Room
Natural wood panels a give a beautiful look and also act as sound absorbers
Conference Room 2
A spacious boardroom setting with a long and wide window which allows sunlight to pass through and also gives beautiful view of the outside environment - a key biophilic principle.
Group Pods
Cork acoustic material gives these spaces an appealing texture helping motivate groups of up to six people
Interactive Meeting Space
An informal group space with decoration inspired by the sea and sand
Private Pods
Sound proof individual work pods
Reception
A moss wall and leaf textured wall paper emphasise the connection to nature
Restroom
A unisex facility where a mix of hanging plants give a luxurious feel
Swing
A beach swing brings a flavour of Kozhikode famous coast to the workspace