Biophilic design is design that is focused on aspects of the natural world that contribute to human health and well-being.
It can be expressed as a natural space that a person is immersed in (as in the image below) (source https://www.kelowna.ca/parks-recreation/parks-beaches/parks-beaches-listing/kasugai-gardens)
It can be natural space that a person can see out a window.
Or it can be expressed through the use of natural materials (such as wood) inside a building.
My post from March showed a picture of a forest and described how your body will naturally respond. We can use elements of nature to create the same response within ourselves. We don’t need a forest to create this response, but we do need more than grass.
This connection to nature is something we are lacking in our cities. We have been working with progressive developers to bring more nature back into developments for over 30 years. Now more than ever, implementing the principles of biophilic design in development has become critical to our well-being.
There are many articles and texts that focus on how to implement biophilic design inside the building, using natural materials such as wood, plants and stone. A green wall or living wall is a very effective way to bring nature into a building.