Feature

Darwin home wellness system

Home automation can now improve your family’s health, with the launch of technology which controls environments


Read on turning pages | Download PDF | sign up to CLAD

Living a well life depends on getting the fundamentals in place, such as clean air and water and healthy sleep.

In response to this need, wellness innovator Delos has launched the Darwin Home Wellness Intelligence Platform – a digital home management system.

Indoor living
We spend more than 90 per cent of our time indoors, but indoor air quality can be up to five times worse than outdoors and even with advanced water treatment, it can be a challenge to ensure our drinking water is free from contaminants.

Darwin adjusts ventilation and helps remove allergens and pollution from the air, while a three-stage filtration system helps clean the water going to every tap and showerhead.

Indoor living can be responsible for disrupting our natural circadian rhythm – the 24-hour biological process that dictates our sleep-wake cycle and underpins our health.

The system controls circadian lighting within the home, in a way which is designed to mimic the properties of natural light.

This minimises environmental disturbances and helps improve quality of sleep, energy levels and mental health.

Darwin is ‘always on’, calibrating the environment in the home, utilising specially-designed sensors to respond to changing conditions and adjust systems accordingly.

For all price points
The system can be purchased at a range of different price points through HTSA Network-accredited dealers in the US. It will also be at the Consumer Electronics Show this year in partnership with KB Homes.

Darwin has been installed by KB Home in the US and Simonds Homes and Lateral Estate in Australia, as well as in luxury residences at 1371 Summitridge Drive and 521 North Cannon Drive in Beverly Hills, US.

About Delos

Delos is the creator of the Wellness Real Estate concept and has fostered research collaborations to create wellness standards, programmes and solutions for the built environment.

For example, Delos and the Mayo Clinic collaborated to form the Well Living Lab, the world’s first research centre which is committed to investigating the real-world impacts of indoor environments on human health and performance.

The driving force behind the establishment of the International Well Building Institute and its Well Building Standard, Delos has also been responsible for the adoption of wellness real estate programmes across the commercial real estate market, with nearly 1,000 projects already delivered in 35 countries.

The launch of the Darwin Home Wellness Intelligence platform marks the company’s first expansion into the residential smart-home market.

The Aussies adopt Darwin

Delos is working with Simonds Homes in Australia to integrate the Darwin Home Wellness Intelligence platform into its building construction process.

The collaboration makes Simonds the first volume house builder in the world to incorporate the system into its homes.

The first-tier Darwin option will be included as part of Simonds’ package in new-build homes in the Victoria market, with paid upgrades available.

Simonds is also organising a series of wellness activities in its display homes, with sessions available on healthy eating, exercise and sport and family connections.

CEO Kelvin Ryan says: “Our design philosophy focuses on delivering spaces that encourage healthy living, from everyday activities to sharing memorable celebrations that contribute to wellbeing.”

Simonds is a Global Wellness Institute Ambassador.

• Australian house builder Lateral Estate has also announced Darwin will go into its Parc Blakehurst apartment development in Sydney.

Simonds Homes Australia is a Delos partner
Simonds Homes Australia is a Delos partner
Gallery
Click on an image to open the image gallery
company profile
Company profile: Alliance Leisure Services Ltd
The company’s core business is the provision of facility development and support for local authorities, educational establishments and leisure trusts that want to improve or expand the leisure products and services they offer.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
features
International Quarter London is one of the city’s largest new mixed use projects
Mary Bowman studied at the University of Virginia and the Architectural Association
"Marina One was quite special in the degree of integration between the landscaping and architecture "

The Gustafson Porter + Bowman partner on the landscape projects changing the face of our cities

Hotel EMC2 is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, where no two hotels are the same
"Millennials are pushing us architects to design hotels with distinct personalities"

Sameness is out, authenticity is in when it comes to designing for millennials says Greg Keffer

The Newspaper Cafe in Jinhua Architecture Park, China
Born in Kobe, Japan and later growing up in New York, Mori has become a trailblazer for women in architecture around the world
"Every decision you make, you should think seven generations ahead"

From a compressed earth cultural centre in Senegal to the sleek Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Mori’s work shares a clarity of purpose

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
features
Water Street Tampa aims to reconnect Tampa with its waterfront, which is seeing an ongoing transformation
"Now we’re talking about pedestrians as the most important members of the street community"

The new US neighbourhood designed to improve the health of its residents

3XN’s Royal Arena opened in Copenhagen in 2017. It houses a range of cultural and sporting events
Kim Herforth Nielsen founded 3XN in 1986 with Lars Frank Nielsen and Hans Peter Svendler Nielsen
"I always wanted to do more than just designing buildings"

How Danish firm 3XN is harnessing the power of architecture to shape human behaviour

Andreas Nygaard
"Should a thousand year wave occur, you’ll be completely safe"

A sneak preview of one of the world’s largest underwater restaurants

features
Claire Weisz
"I prefer to be labelled a feminist architect than a female architect. I’d love to work with more women"

The WXY co-founder and urbanist with a passion for improving our public spaces

Shangri-La brand Hotel Jen looks over Beijing’s skyline
"Millennials are investing more in experiences versus physical things"

How millennial travellers are transforming hotel design

featured supplier
Featured Supplier: EXF supports Third Space to create London’s largest functional training space at The Yard
Bespoke fitness manufacturer EXF has extended its relationship with Third Space, by supplying the luxury fitness group with London’s largest functional training rig at its Canary Wharf club.
cladkit product news
Aotta launches sound panels made from hemp husks
The panels are designed to maintain 'healthy spaces' and consist of Hemp husks fashioned into a natural porous membrane that absorbs sound
Lauren Heath-Jones
Russian design studio Aotta has developed a range of eco-friendly, sound-absorbing panels made from the waste products of hemp seeds. ...
Tredje Natur launches Climate Tile to bring green spaces to urban settings
Tredje Natur has installed the pilot system of its Climate Tile system in the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen
Lauren Heath-Jones
Danish company Tredje Natur (Third Nature) has recently installed the pilot system of its innovative street paving system in the ...
David Rockwell partners with Jim Thompson for dream-inspired fabric collection
Rockwell has designed 12 multi-use fabrics inspired by dreams with long-time collaborator Jim Thompson
Lauren Heath-Jones
Renowned architect David Rockwell has created a collection of fabrics with long-time collaborator Jim Thompson. Called Dreams, the collection was ...
cladkit product news
John Pawson reimagines oil lantern for Wästberg
The Holocene No. 4 reflects Pawson's pared-back style and neutral palette
Lauren Heath-Jones
Swedish lighting company Wästberg has expanded its Holocene collection, with a new addition, Holocene No. 4, designed by acclaimed architect ...
Zaha Hadid Design partners with Royal Thai to create carpet collection celebrating Zaha Hadid's legacy
The carpets capture Hadid's notable use of layering and interweaving as well as her use of light and shadow
Lauren Heath-Jones
Zaha Hadid Design has partnered with carpet manufacturer Royal Thai to create a new carpet collection inspired by the work ...
Designworks launches new glow-in-the-dark tile collection
The tiles contain light-absorbing luminous pigments so they glow-in-the-dark
Lauren Heath-Jones
High-end tile supplier Designworks has created a range of illuminous mosaic tiles for commercial use. Designed to bring light into ...
cladkit product news
Volvo partners with Reef Lab Designs to encourage ocean biodiversity
The tiles are made from marine-grade concrete and recycled plastic fibres
Lauren Heath-Jones
Car manufacturer Volvo has partnered with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and Reef Design Lab to create an environmentally-friendly ...
Water inspires Zaha Hadid Design x Rosenthal collaboration
The collection consists of three smaller collections: Weave, Strip and Lapp. Weave was inspired by 'the fluid lines of Zaha Hadid's sketching hand'
Lauren Heath-Jones
Zaha Hadid Design has partnered with porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal to create a new collection of vases. Called the Lapp collection, ...
Bartok Design installs 'transformative' soaking tubs in SpaFusion at Pallazzo Varignana
Bartok Design creates traditional Japanese soaking tubs
Lauren Heath-Jones
Bartok Design, a Japan-based supplier of Ofuro (Japanese bathtubs), has completed a major installation at the newly opened SpaFusion at ...
x
Email this to a friend or colleague
I am happy for Leisure Media to contact me occasionally by email and understand that I can opt out at any time.
Delos launches home wellness system
Wellness real estate pioneer Delos has launched a home wellness system that uses technology to create a healthier environment @DelosLiving