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Natural light, greenery and lounge-style furniture were part of Woods Bagot’s holistic approach to wellness design. Photos: Dion Robeson, Woods Bagot

Let there be light

Flexible workspaces, residential-like interiors and lighting matched to the body’s circadian rhythms are some of the design elements influencing commercial building fitouts in Perth.

While the creation of workplaces conducive to wellness is not a new concept, the practice has evolved to take a more holistic approach, with increasing emphasis on the role natural light plays in determining human activity and performance.

Design firm Woods Bagot associate Melanie Porrins said building designers’ initial focus had been on enabling staff to integrate exercise with their daily work life.  

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