Home and Office trends: ‘Biophilic’ Design

Dated: October 20 2020

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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

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Will Hickey

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