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A caring design approach.

Klein — Philosophy

At Klein, every project is our most important project. Our design solutions begin with seeking a deep, immersive understanding of each client’s needs and complexities. Then we infuse our rich healthcare knowledge with our human-centric design philosophy. This informs our design process, as we apply creativity, humanity, and methodology to arrive at outcomes that consistently deliver and delight.

There is a new awareness today where buildings are no longer purely functional structures. Instead, they are complex environments that can have a very real effect on our everyday health and wellbeing.

At Klein, we strive to create environments that genuinely enhance people’s lives. Architectural and site-wide solutions that positively influence emotional wellbeing, encourage physical activity, provide quality air and natural lighting, and promote interaction and a sense of community.

Designing for wellness is a principle that underpins our work, and we define it as a carefully considered balance of four key factors: Health, Sustainability, Happiness and Purpose.


Environmental designs that contribute to occupant comfort and good health are essential to a high quality of life. This is particularly true in healthcare and aged care, where design can assist with the healing and recovery journey, and improve mental and physical health for people.

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Often overlooked, effective architecture has the ability to positively influence our state of mind. Imaginative design, comfort features, usability and a strong connection to nature, natural systems and other people can contribute to the happiness of users within an environment.

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A sense of purpose is important to an individual’s identity, as well as their personal drive – particularly in working environments. Creating practical and efficient spaces where people can achieve their full potential will enhance both personal wellbeing and productivity.

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Eco-friendly practices are ubiquitous in modern times. However, a sustainable approach to wellness goes beyond the taglines, extending the focus to people and their relationship with the land. Healthy environments embrace safer building materials, enhance user comfort and improve noise, light and air quality.

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Key Concepts of Wellness



Quality air systems that minimise pollution while promoting natural ventilation are a cornerstone of good occupant wellbeing.



Optimising sensory and physical comfort helps to create soothing, distraction-free, and productive user environments.



Users benefit when architectural solutions integrate and promote movement and range of activities within the built environment.



Enhancing natural lighting within building serves the body's circadian rhythm for better productivity and sleep quality.



Connection with water through visual, sound and easy access to cleaning drinking water enhances health and cognitive performance.



Designs which encourage mindfulness and calm helps users to stay centred, encouraging productivity, healing and emotional wellbeing.



Environments that promote mindful and social eating, as well as allowance for edible gardens that provide access to quality produce, herbs and medicinal plants, go a long way to enhance user health.

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