humans aren’t meant to live in white boxes

Have you ever wondered why being stuck inside leaves you feeling cooped up and anxious? Having the feeling that you need to escape on weekends just to go for a walk? We’ve only lived in a built environment for a short period of time, and as humans, we have not evolved to thrive in these enclosed spaces.

In a modern world where space is limited and housing is focused on building density, we’re seeing liveability decrease. Houses today are built with only profit in mind. Every additional feature just adds to a list of sales points, and does not increase liveability or enjoyment. Our objective is to create spaces that maintain density, while not decreasing liveability. In other words, we are building spaces you will want to live in and bring back the essential connection to nature we have lost.

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walking into a space created with mindful design feels like a breath of fresh air. you instantly feel lighter and have a sense of calm – at home.

what is mindful design

In the same way that the sound of a river calms you or the crackling of a fire visually captivates you, as humans we naturally crave connection to nature. But, we can’t all live in the forest. The question is how do we bring nature into our spaces? The answer is using biophilic practices through Mindful Design.

Its definition is in its name. Mindful Design is being mindful of the human experience, community impact, and environmental aspects when building spaces. Inspired by biophilic design, which is a millennia-old design philosophy that aims to reconnect humans to nature in their spaces, Mindful Design sets out to create liveable spaces to enrich the human experience.

Every step of our process evokes this philosophy of being mindful and connecting humans to nature.

what is
mindful design

In the same way that the sound of a river calms you or the crackling of a fire visually captivates you, as humans we naturally crave connection to nature. But, we can’t all live in the forest. The question is how do we bring nature into our spaces? The answer is using biophilic practices through Mindful Design.

Its definition is in its name. Mindful Design is being mindful of the human experience, community impact, and environmental aspects when building spaces. Inspired by biophilic design, which is a millennia-old design philosophy that aims to reconnect humans to nature in their spaces, Mindful Design sets out to create liveable spaces to enrich the human experience.

Every step of our process evokes this philosophy of being mindful and connecting humans to nature.

connectivity to nature

Integrating principles from biophilic design, our spaces are designed with the intention of bringing the outdoors inside. We design with bigger windows for maximum sun exposure, exposed natural elements to ground the space to earth and much more. All of this ends up with you being peaceful in your home. Including nature in our spaces has been proven to:

  • Boost mental health
  • Increase happiness
  • Reduce stress
  • Enhance creativity & clarity of thought
  • Improve well-being & expedite healing
  • Increase productivity
Connection to nature

Vital Elements of Mindful Design

Mass timber

mass timber:
the ultimate resource

Mass timber is at our core. It is our foundation. Mass timber is engineered wood, meaning it’s as close to a raw tree as possible. In contrast, many wood structures are composite wood, plywood, and much lesser quality. Building with mass timber provides a multitude of benefits:

  • Cost reduction
  • Faster construction
  • Greater sustainability
  • Active Biophilia
  • Improve well-being & expedite healing
  • Create jobs & boost economy

Vital Elements of
Mindful Design

connectivity to nature

Integrating principles from biophilic design, our spaces are designed with the intention of bringing the outdoors inside. We design with bigger windows for maximum sun exposure, exposed natural elements to ground the space to earth and much more. All of this ends up with you being peaceful in your home. Including nature in our spaces has been proven to:

  • Boost mental health
  • Increase happiness
  • Reduce stress
  • Enhance creativity & clarity of thought
  • Improve well-being & expedite healing
  • Increase productivity
Connection to nature

mass timber:
the ultimate resource

Mass timber is at our core. It is our foundation. Mass timber is engineered wood, meaning it’s as close to a raw tree as possible. In contrast, many wood structures are composite wood, plywood, and much lesser quality. Building with Mass Timber provides a multitude of benefits:

  • Cost reduction
  • Faster construction
  • Greater sustainability
  • Active Biophilia
  • Improve well-being & expedite healing
  • Create jobs & boost economy
Mass timber