Dezeen’s editor-at-large Amy Frearson moderated the panel talk, which featured Martinez alongside Woon Hoe Lee, the executive director of wellbeing at luxury hotel chain Banyan Tree, and Kohler‘s director of innovation Ratish Namboothiry.
The talk explored the relationship between water and wellbeing, and how architects can incorporate water into their designs.
In addition, the panellists discussed what measures architecture firms and the wellness industry are taking to use this finite resource in a sustainable way.
He is typically involved in the conceptual and schematic stages of each project to simulate different environments and help to produce more energy-efficient buildings.
Based on the Thai island of Phuket, Lee is responsible for creating spaces and experiences to enhance wellbeing in Banyan Tree hotels.
He has a background in sociology and economics from the National University of Singapore and holds a variety of professional diplomas relating to wellness.
As Kohler’s director of innovation for good and sustainability, Namboothiry works to embed sustainability into the company’s operations and products.
Ratish also leads Innovation for Good, Kohler’s internal incubator that focuses on social purpose and transforming ideas into products and services.