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March 19, 2018

Designing for Aged Care

As Australia's older generation continues to grow, the architecture and design community is beginning to see tremendous opportunity for change within aged care. By 2042 one in four Australians will be 65 years or older. This unprecedented change in our society, coupled with longer life expectancy, means we will become increasingly dependant on aged care ...

March 30, 2017

Designed to CARE: Putting People Back into A+D

As the health sector across Asia Pacific undergoes new challenges, we look to our A+D community to design solutions for tomorrow. Zenith Interiors have done just that! The design industry – and in particular, its media professionals – practice quite a number of bad habits. In this, I am admittedly the last to “j’accuse”  … ...

March 30, 2017

Doctor Doctor...Give Me the News.

An in-depth look at what A+D has learned from medical history and the relationship between people and the spaces they occupy. A simple question: should A+D have a check-up?  It sounds facetious, but this question isn’t too ridiculously outlandish after all. You see, our creative practitioners across A+D are beginning to look further afield, to ...

March 6, 2017

The Unlikely, Inspiring and Curative Power of Design

The status of Australia’s healthcare sector is reaching crisis point. As the rate of critical illnesses in this country is higher than ever, what can A+D do to create a healthier tomorrow? Collectively throughout Australia, close to 20 billion dollars will be dedicated to redevelopments and infrastructure programs for our healthcare industry in the next ...

February 27, 2017

Zenith CARE: Bringing Innovation to Healthcare

Zenith extends their reach to the health sector with a carefully curated range of products. In branching into healthcare, there were a number of important factors for Zenith to address. As a company, they wanted to be able to provide solution-based furniture that would not only increase comfort and enhance patient recovery but also reduce ...

February 21, 2017

Tapping into Zenith's Expertise

Specialists in corporate and commercial furniture,Zenith has a lot to offer the health sector. For those unfamiliar with Zenith, let us introduce you. Zenith provides innovative solutions for all corporate and commercial environments. Building on their heritage as one of Australia’s largest workstation manufacturers, Zenith expanded their capability into manufacturing task and soft seating. Zenith is passionate about designing, ...

July 24, 2016

Giving Carers a Break

Patients aren’t the only ones that need attention. Caregivers need furniture that supports them and their specialized tasks. Zenith’s CARE range provides ergonomic solutions to the unique challenges faced specifically by employees of the health­care industry. Zenith’s products are tailored to ensure that the emphasis is on collaboration and interaction amongst employees while also recognising ...

July 24, 2016

Navigating the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Architects and Designers

The supply and demand for healthcare in any country depends on a combination of health/illness patterns and social, economic, environmental and technological variables.[i] In Australia, the healthcare sector is 9 per cent of GDP and rising.[ii] With an aging population – the proportion of people aged over 65 years is projected to double by the ...

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