Biophilic design is a human centered approach to design aimed at improving our connection to nature in the buildings that we live and work. It helps explain why crackling fires and crashing waves captivate us, why a garden view can enhance our creativity, why shadows and heights instill fascination and fear, and why animal companionship and strolling through a forest have restorative, healing affects.
Biophilic design is often been regarded as a luxury for property owners who want the best possible workplace for their employees or who want to showcase their efforts to be more environmentally responsible. In reality though, studies show that improving employee well-being through biophilia can impact productivity costs and the bottom line. Today productivity costs are 112 times greater than energy costs in the workplace. We believe that incorporating nature into the built environment is not just a luxury, but a sound economic investment in health and productivity, based on well researched neurological and physiological evidence.
Biophilic design should not be seen as an expensive option, but as a creative exercise to improve wellbeing.
Disregarding humans inclination towards nature is simultaneously denying potential for positive financial growth.