Home and Office trends: ‘Biophilic’ Design

Dated: October 20 2020

Views: 283

What is Biophilic Design (definition) – Biophilic design is the deliberate attempt to translate an understanding of the inherent human affinity to affiliate with natural systems and processes – known as biophilia – into the design of the built environment

Going Green... People love plants. We may not admit to it or have any of our own but we reap great benefits from simple proximity to them.

Four Principles of Good Biophilic Design

1. Use locally sourced plants to reinforce a connection to nature and organically link structures to their natural environments. – bamboo, for example, is beautiful and versatile but can deprive neighbouring plants of water and nutrients. Not everything green is automatically good for the environment

2. Incorporate greenery in close proximity to humans - Consider using greenery in stairwells and across walls to create powerful contrasts between the man-made and natural worlds.

3. Make it functional - green display that can serve as a space divider or acoustic wall

4Create surprise and whimsy - Choose and use plant life to add interest to a space and stimulate conversation

Blog author image

Will Hickey

Your Real Estate Experience Matters That's why when you choose to buy or sell your home with me you get honest, professional service. I am passionate about real estate and helping people navigate this....

Latest Blog Posts

Potential Neighborhood With An HOA? Here's What You Should Know

Potential Neighborhood With An HOA? Here's What You Should KnowLet’s say you have your heart set on buying a home in a community with a swimming pool, a clubhouse, and maybe even a playground

Read More

Listing Your Home? Make Sure to Check These Items off Your to-Do List First

When you sell your home, you want to sell it quickly and for as much profit as possible.But if you want to fetch top dollar for your home, what do you need to check off your to-do list before you

Read More

Not Sure If You’re Ready to Buy? Use These Questions to Decide

Making the decision to buy a home is a big one—and you want to make sure you’re ready.But how do you know when you’re ready to make the transition from renting to

Read More

Buying a Home with Your Partner? Make Sure to Ask These Questions First

When you’re in a committed relationship, you want to build a life with your partner. And for many couples, part of building a life together is buying a home.But it takes more than love to

Read More