Biophilic designs is a concept used within the building and interior design industry to increase connectivity to the natural environment through the use of nature.
Biophilic designs are focused to create strong connections between nature and man-made environments, and has proven benefits, such as helping office workers be more productive.
People’s lives have become increasingly urbanised, which means our connection to nature, natural light, green spaces and organic materials have diminished.
Quite recently however, attitudes to biophilic designs are leading to positive change. This is why Moss Life are focused on creating calming biophilic interior designs that reconnects you with nature!
Biophilic Interior Designs
The biophilic hypothesis proposes that most humans have a strong love of nature, in fact we long for it, and without connecting with it, our health could suffer. So, biophilic interior designs are an applied solution to appease this desire for nature by integrating natural elements and processes into the built environment.
Biophilic interior designs can be implemented in the community, at home, commercial buildings, or small-project level. And if done right, the design should trigger a strong positive impact on our health and well-being.
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Biophilia (meaning love of nature) suggests we all have a genetic connection to the natural world built up through hundreds of thousands of years of living on earth.
Incorporating a biophilic interior design in your environment will deliver so many mental health benefits. Not only that, it will improve a persons general productivity at home and work.
Biophilic interior Design - Why
Office design: productivity can be increased by 8%, rates of well-being up by 13%, increases in creativity, with reduced absenteeism.
Hospitality design: guests willing to pay 23% more for rooms with views of Biophilic elements
Education spaces: increased rates of learning 20-25%, improved test results, concentration levels and attendance.
Healthcare spaces: post-operative recovery times decreased by 8.5%, reduced pain medication by 22%
Retail: the presence of vegetation and landscaping has been found to increase average rental rates on retail spaces with customers indicating they were willing to pay 8-12 % more for goods and services.
Homes: can become more calming and restorative, with 7-8 % less crime attributed to areas with access to nature and can command an increase of 4-5% in property price.
Now you've understood the benefits, why not plan a biophilic interior design for your project and continue to live and work in an environment that connects you with nature!
Biophilic Design Examples
As you can see on this page, biophilic designs can look so beautiful in spaces that need it the most!
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