In most cases, living green walls are designed to be the focus of a space. However, the vertically sprawling structures of plant life can also be used very effectively as accents. Ambius recently completed a project installing a pair of eco-conscious green walls at DuPont’s Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. The walls are located in the office’s breakout area where can employees can relax and hold casual meetings.
Set against the white walls of the room, the splashes of lush greenery add a perfect accent to the space. The plans for the green walls were apart of the architect’s design from the beginning and Ambius’ special project team oversaw the selection of the system and the installation of the wall. Featuring a Sage Vertical Garden system, the two structures feature plants that were grown in the local Toronto area by Jill Jensen Botanicals. Read More »
Google enacted their annual April Fools prank today by introducing the world to, Google NoseBETA – a fictitious web service that allows users to search for their favorite scents…via their noses. Dubbed “The new scentsation in search,” Google NoseBETA uses “new and existing technologies to offer the sharpest olfactory experience available.”
Although the mental image of people walking around sniffing their smart phones or bending over their desks to snag a whiff of their computer screen is undoubtedly hilarious, the vital role our sense of smell plays in our daily life is serious business. Businesses in a wide breadth of industries, utilize scenting services to create better environments for their customers and employees. Read More »
Every decision that is made in the design of an interior is often associated with a larger concept. For example, a ski lodge’s lobby may be designed with a rustic concept in mind while an oceanfront hotel’s lobby may be designed to reflect an aquatic concept. Our Ambius colleagues in the Netherlands have taken the idea one step further by taking a more conceptual approach to enhancing interiors.
Instead of focusing on specific services for clients, Ambius has begun to approach healthcare facilities in the Netherlands with a multifaceted “healing” concept that evokes a spirit of health and wellness. It is vitally important for hospitals and nursing homes to instill a sense of healthiness in their buildings. People who frequent medical facilities are often sick and not feeling 100%. By communicating a design idea around a concept of health, wellness, and sustainability, clients in the healthcare industry can easily understand how Ambius can enhance their interiors on multiple levels. Read More »