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What is Biophilic Design?

Biophilic Design has been growing in popularity recently and this can be attributed primarily to the creativity of architects and interior designers who have explored new ways of connecting our man-made environments with nature, often bringing the later indoors. Whether it’s through the use of indoor tropical gardens, raw materials and natural light, it’s easy to understand why this is widely loved and appreciated.

However, this subject is a lot more complex than it may seem to the naked eye. There’s a multitude of factors to be taken into consideration and the challenges of bringing nature inside are not few.

Think about the type of plants you want to include, be it native or adapted plants, and consider the members of your household (children, pets) as some of these can be toxic or create allergies.

The quality of the air we breathe in our space is extremely important. When using live plants in enclosed spaces, it’s critical that we understand the humidity that comes with these green oases and how to tackle that.

Biophilic design goes beyond visual beauty, it has the power to awaken most of our senses. Think about sounds (the sounds of foliage, water features, or birds and animals), touch (vegetation, raw organic materials), smell (flowers, herbs, fruits or even natural materials).

Some of the proven benefits of biophilic design is reduced stress and anxiety and enhanced productivity. It exudes relaxation, tranquility, a sense of harmony and zen. This is deeply rooted into our origins as human species, where nature was our natural habitat.

Biophilic Design in Commercial Buildings

Talk to your certified green interior designer about how can you incorporate biophilic design into your home or commercial space and reap the endless benefits that come with it.

Looking for inspiration? Head over to our Instagram for some more amazing biophilic design examples.

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