This Is Why Biophilic Design Needs To Be Included In Interior Spaces

“Biophilic design” is known as a close relative to “green design”.  Biophilla is the innate craving and draw to nature, and the need for it to surround us by means of sunlight, plant life, natural materials, fresh air, and elements of nature. When integrated into buildings, work environments, and homes it can make a space both more appealing physically, emotionally, and healthier.

Biophilic design has been influencing architecture and  interior design for a long time. Its impact continues to grow because of accumulated documentation and the growth in urban density making nature less accessible, therefore, pushing architects and interior designers to be more conscious of creating access. In addition, our values have been changing because of the end of agricultural and industrial economies. Some of the benefits of biophilic design include greater productivity in workers, faster healing by patients, improved learning by students, and an elevated quality of life in homes.

Bringing the outdoors to the indoors can be done by using natural daylighting and natural ventilation, natural materials, organic forms, visual diversity, views to nature, along with indoor and outdoor access to plants. When incorporating biophilic design with green interior design, you are on your way to creating a perfect holistic and sustainable project.

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