Biophilic Design

Introducing Biophilic Design into our New Office Project...

CLIENTS EMBRACE BIOPHILIC DESIGN

It's great to see that our clients are educating themselves and embracing biophilic design. This new office project we are working on is an exciting start to the year and has also been a great opportunity to introduce the concept of biophilic design into an otherwise depressing space.

With plant walls, water features, nature images, natural textures such as stone and wood we have connected the space to nature, uplifting the interiors and the energy of the building.

Splashes of colour, modern furniture pieces and wall finishes, open spaces and informal meeting areas give the interior a modern updated feel, encouraging movement, collaboration and productivity.

It's quite refreshing to work with clients who understand the concept of how colour, natural light  and nature has an effect on the health and productivity of their employees. This also shows us that employers are becoming interested in improving the office environment to encourage productivity and the general well being of their staff.  


biophilic design...partnering with nature


I have always been a fan of nature filtering into design and space, however as a designer you still tend to get caught up with beautiful synthetic pieces,which is all fine! except we tend to forget about the wealth that nature has to offer and how much we crave her in this world driven by urban technology.

Designing spaces is more than just creating that happy place. Vibrant, natural, well environments and buildings are becoming an essential part of the design process today.Well hello! the planet was created with water, plants,animals, textures and light that resonate with our inner-beings.All this was meant for our well-being and enjoyment,yet we dismiss it by creating cold, dull, fake environments that make us sick.

2018 is the year of new beginnings... I do believe this year we will see a bigger drive towards biophilic design being implemented in our homes and work spaces.Biophilic design meaning: love of nature,is based on real science where more and more studies have revealed that an environment devoid of nature can have a negative effect our health, productivity and well-being Now one potted plant in the corner of the living room is not going to do the trick. Its about natural light, vegetation, plant walls,natural textures and materials, nature views,water and animals.

As humans we have a deep need and love for nature,our productivity and security depends on positive interactions with our space. In view of this it should seem natural to start introducing the natural world back into our world!

 


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