Revive, Restore Your Interior Spaces with Biophilia!
Updated: Jul 17
Biophilic Design is a new innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, learn, and play. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion to survive and thrive. The goal of Biophilic Design is reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development. Biophilic Design points the way toward creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans. The intent is to introduce natures' elements into a space to reduce stress, enhance creativity, innovations, and clarity of thought. Humans have a psychological need to be around living things and Biophilic Design focuses on this dynamic and creative symbiosis.
The Basic Concepts of Biophilic Design.
Visual Connection with Nature.
Stimulating views to elements of nature, living systems and natural processes, such as a window with a garden or sea view, potted plants, flower beds, courtyard gardens, green walls and green roofs.
Non-Rhythmic Sensory Stimuli.
The rich sensory stimuli of nature in consistent, yet unpredictable, motion, such as the gentle sway of grasses in a breeze or ripples on water.
Presence of Water.
To see, hear or touch it. Water is the most energetic element in nature.
Dynamic & Diffuse Light
Clever use of light and shadow to mimic the lighting conditions or circadian processes occurring in nature.
Connection with Natural Systems
An awareness or proximity to natural processes, such as seasonal changes, reminding us of the process of healthy ecosystems.
Biomorphic Forms & Patterns
Symbolic representations within the design of the patterns, shapes, textures or numerical arrangements found in nature.
Material Connection with Nature
Using materials, grains, textures and elements in design that distinctly reflects the natural environment to create an overarching sense of the natural world.
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Credits: Some pictures were sourced from McGuire Furniture and Sanderson Design Group.