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An immersive approach.

Klein — Philosophy

At Klein, every project is our most important project. Our design solutions come from a deep, immersive understanding of each client’s needs and complexities. This informs our design process, as we apply creativity and methodology to arrive at outcomes that consistently deliver and delight.

Today, we live in a new era of architectural awareness. One where buildings are no longer just functional structures. Instead, we can now recognise them for what they are – complex environments that can have a very real effect on our everyday health and wellbeing.

At Klein, this way of thinking underscores everything we do. We strive to create environments that genuinely enhance people’s lives. Architectural solutions that positively influence emotional wellbeing, encourage physical activity, provide quality air and natural lighting, and promote all-round peace of mind.

We call it Design for Wellness – and we define it as a carefully considered balance of four key factors: Health, Sustainability, Happiness and Purpose.

Health

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

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Happiness

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 and natural systems can contribute to the happiness of users within an environment.

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Purpose

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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Ecology

Eco-friendly practices are a given these days. However, a sustainable approach to wellness goes further, extending the focus to people. Healthy environments embrace safer building materials, enhance user comfort and improve noise, light and air quality.

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Key Concepts of Wellness

Air

Air.

Quality air systems that minimise pollution are a cornerstone of good health and wellbeing.

Comfort

Comfort.

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

Fitness

Fitness.

Users benefit when architectural solutions integrate and promote physical activity in the design space.

Light

Light.

Natural lighting systems serve to balance the body clock for better productivity and sleep quality.

Water

Water.

Encouraging hydration with clean, accessible water enhances health and cognitive performance.

Mind

Mind.

Wellness design helps users to stay centred, encouraging productivity, healing and emotional wellbeing.

Nutrition

Nutrition.

Environments that promote mindful eating and provide access to quality nutrition enhance user health.

Klein journal

Klein News Go Bananas
02 September 2019

The Go Bananas Shelter

Redesigning bus shelters using a simple recipe involving small pops of fun with a splash of rainbow and a spoonful of character!

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18 August 2019

Ngai Tuhoe's new Eco Village project

As its members flock away from the area in droves, Tuhoe's new plan to encourage them back involves a village where everything is shared. It's the first of about 40 they hope to build.

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