Remote work at Akanka's Studio 33 shows a view of our custom-designed window artwork, which also doubles as the studio's first biophilic canvas. You can see the vines twisting through them. We named this artwork 'Ududo' after the cosmic spider in igbo folklore. Ududo okwanka is a weaver of ideas, who continuously pulls things together to create something new. Ududo is also a representation of the creative force from the supreme being which wove a web that eventually formed the universe.
We designed our burglar bars to be: 1. Horizontal: This allows us to completely eliminate the "prison vibe" of vertical bars. It also allows viewers look through without the bars breaking their line of sight. Lastly, it doubles as a plant & towel rack. 2. White: This reflects more light & helps the bars blend better with the surroundings. 3. Rounded: So it feels friendlier.
As biophilic designers, we’re invested in designing nature into spaces & spaces into nature. Here’s how we explored the design of a new type of biophilic sound by layering our beatbox on the chirping of one of the resident birds in our studio. Turn your volume up and enjoy. 🔈 If you’re wondering why @chubaezeks is carrying a log of wood, here’s why. The @akankadesign Studio-33 has three hammocks in a space we call the village square. It’s the perfect place to have conversations, read, or nap.