Biophilic design isn’t just about filling space with plants. Biophilia meaning ‘love of nature’, focuses on creating strong connections between the natural world and the built environments we live in. Scientifically linked to improved wellbeing, biophilia is an innovative way of designing the environments we live and work in.
With the clever use of materials, plants and green environments, Biophilia encourages a calmer physical, mental and emotional state resulting in an improved sense of wellbeing. According to an article written by Olivia Playle Brits spend 90% of their time indoors, so reconnecting to the outside natural world is probably more important than we think.
The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, so it’s in our interest to make these quarters as welcoming and comfortable as possible for ourselves and our guests. A biophilic design plan would incorporate natural elements that feature interaction with nature. Bespoke biophilic designs are organic in appearance, allowing plenty of sunlight and natural ventilation allowing us to feel at one with nature.
Bring the outside in with quirky designs that have an affinity to gardens, echo grand natural tree shapes and are compelling in biophilic expression. Focus on elements that evoke the outdoors and use striking materials and patterns to bear a resemblance to nature. Perhaps by utilising Biophilic design, we will be able to facilitate indirect connections to nature, resulting in positive physical and psychological benefits and an increased sense of wellbeing.
Biophilia and biophilic design is expected to gain popularity over the next decade with growth expected in commercial workspaces and schools as well as homes and kitchens. Research detailing the benefits of biophilic design is being released regularly and offers a promising future when associated with improved sleep, increased confidence, calmness and contentment. Talk to us today about biophilic design and how we can incorporate it into your next home improvement project.