What is Biophilic Design?
Biophilic design is a design concept that promotes incorporating elements of the natural environment to increase employee productivity and satisfaction at work. This is done through the use of direct/indirect nature, space and place conditions. Science has actually proven that biophilic design can enhance learning, recovery from illness, increased satisfaction and improved work performance.
How can you create Biophilic Design?
Direct Experience of Nature
Indirect Experience of Nature
- Images of nature
- Natural materials
- Simulations of natural light
- Natural geometrics
Space and Place
- Prospect and refuge
- Organized complexity
- Integration of parts
- Transitional spaces
Biophilic Design in Meeting Spaces
When it comes to designing meeting spaces, poor lighting and uninspiring surroundings can be quite draining to people. This can promote an unproductive environment where tired employees are counting the minutes until they can escape. There are a number of ways you can incorporate biophilic design into your office, including through the use of living walls, natural lighting, and selecting the right commercial flooring and furniture used.
Plants or moss can help bring the outdoors inside, while imporving produtivity and removing harmful contaminants from the air.
Bright, natural light raises alertness while also increasing energy. Leading to more efficient performance on cognitive tasks.
Flooring and Furniture
Wood flooring & furniture can contribute positively as they carry natural elements. As well as patterned carpets that mimic trees or water.