What is Biophilic Design?

Biophilic design is a concept in the design industry that incorporating elements of the natural environment lead to increased employee satisfaction at work. This is done through the use of direct/indirect nature, space and place conditions. Growing evidence is beginning to reveal the numerous positive affects of biophilic design, including enhanced learning, recovery from illness, increased satisfaction and improved work performance.

Direct experience of nature

  • Light
  • Air
  • Ventilation
  • Plants

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