Product / Published on January 11, 2021
Biophilic design in the workplace
Biophilia (from bio-, meaning «life,» and -philia, meaning «friendly feeling toward») is our instinctive human love of nature, and a growing design movement in workplaces that is helping to create healthier and more productive work environments.
Today’s challenges, especially during Covid-19, and sick building syndrome, has caused increased stress and the need for change, in all sectors. Biophilic design is one solution to create environments that nurture our mental, physical and emotional connection to nature. Architects and designers especially have a responsibility to recognize and utilize these deep-seated and innate connections, as they begin to conceptualize new and existing public, commercial, institutional and corporate spaces.
Using this concept in design to benefit both people and the environment is currently and will continue to be a huge trend in the fields of eco friendly biophilic architecture, urban planning, and interior design.
Design with nature in mind
Plants naturally clean the air and improve the humidity levels in buildings. Contact with nature has been linked to improved cognitive function on tasks requiring concentration and memory, and overall well being.
NASA studies offer overwhelming evidence that indoor settings with natural lighting, natural ventilation, natural woods, other environmental features and of course live plants result in improved employee performance (up to a 15% increase in productivity), reduced stress and reduced absenteeism (up to 12%).
PLANTERRA can help strengthen the biophilic connection in your space with the incorporation of interior plants, living walls, and preserved moss art. Even the holiday décor we offer has beautiful natural elements that will lift your spirits whether you are aware of it or not.
Contact us for a complimentary consultation. We encourage you to learn more about the ‘biophilia hypothesis’ by clicking the links below or call us to discuss more in detail. We love what we do, and it shows!
…synopsis, the Benefits of indoor plants.
- Reduction of carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s)
- Stress reduction
- Combats the symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome
- Studies show Plants can increase productivity
- Plants can increase creativity
- Plants can decrease absenteeism
- Plants will improve humidity levels in your environment
- Plants reduce ambient noise, absorbing sound
- Increases eco-friendly environmental awareness
- Gain points for WELL & LEEDS
- On trend with the most sophisticated architectural ideologies and realizations around the world.