May 10, 2022

Form Follows Feeling: Serenity, Human Emotion, and Design with Suchi Reddy

How do we connect human emotion to the built environment? Is it possible to design spaces that produce serenity and wellbeing? Can we harness technology as a force for good rather than division? We’re diving into all of this and more with renowned architect, artist, and self-professed “serene-ist” Suchi Reddy, founder of Reddymade. Throughout her career, Suchi has strived to put human emotion at the center of everything she creates, from a biophilic, LEED Platinum Google flagship store to an interactive art installation in the Smithsonian that challenges viewers to imagine our collective future. Suchi credits her childhood in India, where biophilia was embedded into everyday life, with shaping her extraordinary perspective.

Suchi Reddy founded Reddymade in 2002 and in the years since, the firm has built a reputation for experimentation with materials, color, and technology -  as well as their approach to the overlapping fields of architecture, design, and immersive works of art. Reddymade is the recipient of numerous awards including the NYCxDesign award, AIA Brooklyn + Queens Award, AIA New York Excelsior Award, and Interior Design’s best of the year awards. 

Show Notes

Key Words: design, architecture, art, installation, technology, technology and culture, technology and society, nature, nature based learning, biophilia, biophilic design, Suchi Reddy, innovation, technology and innovation, neuroaesthetics, equity and inclusion

Cover Art Image © Ashok Sinha.