The Fundamental Goal of Biophilic Design.

Ever heard the concept of Biophilic Design? Biophilic Design in the built environment is an expression of the relationship between nature, humans and buildings. It requires a sensory approach to design that considers what the place looks, smells and feels like over time, fostering a connection to nature. 

The fundamental goal is to create good habitats for people to contribute to their everyday health and well-being. This concept is a key driver to how interior designers and architects alike are building spaces for home. 


How is Biophilic Design accomplished? Chances are, you might already be incorporating these elements into your home!

Bringing the Outside in

We might be sounding like a broken record, but Bringing the outside in is a driving trend for 2023 Home design whether it’s through materials, spaces or ventilation.  Biophilic Design brings natural elements into interior spaces, including skylights (for natural light), green walls or plant walls, and incorporating water through fountains and ponds. 


Natural Textures and Patterns

Mimicking textures found in nature is not a new discovery, we have seen it before in using timbers and wood grain textures. However, new shapes and patterns are emerging like curves in the form of waves, fractals and geometric shapes like honeycomb. 


Plants Plants Plants!

Biophilic design in a home often incorporates landscaping as a primary importance in a homes infrastructure. Open air sanctuaries, exterior hallways or stairwell lined with plants and even atriums to allow for sunlight in the buildings interiors and connection to nature. 


Materials of the earth

Working hand in hand with incorporating natural patterns, Biophilic Design gravitates towards wood and stone over polished metals and plastic. 


So why should you incorporate some of these elements into your home?

Studies have shown the benefits of Biophilic Design on a person's health, well-being and feelings of peace and calmness inside the home. 

Access to natural light throughout the day has been proven to help regulate your internal cycle (circadian rhythm ie sleep - wake cycle), helping you to feel more rested and less stressed. Increased productivity also occurs by designing to incorporate as much natural light. 

Regular access to nature may also help reduce heart rate, and lower blood pressure, and in turn has a positive impact on a person's mental health if they have changed their scenery from urban to greener.

Creating spaces for better health and well-being not only is popping up in home design, but also in office spaces and commercial buildings. 


Want to start bringing the outside in?

Ceiling fans are a great way to increase ventilation. Choosing ceiling fans that use natural materials like a Moso bamboo will also help bring nature into your own home.


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