Biophilic Design and the Office
Posted on 1st December 2021 at 18:28
With many of our clients looking at ways to improve their working space and reducing the stress levels a great way forward is to look at Biophilic Design.
What is Biophilic Design
Biophilic design uses elements of nature to provide a sense of connection, respite and wellbeing within the working environment. This is about replicating the feelings that natural spaces give us, such as senses of clam, refuge, mystery or discovery using natural analogues. Biophilic Design can achieve this either using natural products or non-natural materials that are inspired by shapes, textures or colours.
Biophilic Design need not be an entire office but a space within the office, which in itself can be quite small. In our previous blog we looked at Moss Walls, so the space could be quite condensed but still very rewarding.
Examples of Biophilic Design
Biophilic Design the Benefits
Nature evokes happiness, so whether you have an office full of living plants or you are mimicking nature the outcome will be the same; a more harmonious work space will lift the spirts and improve the emotional wellbeing.
Having a healthy state of emotional wellbeing has been linked to an overall increased quality of life, improved happiness and even improves learning performance all of which assists with creativity and productivity.
Emotional wellbeing also gives people a deeper sense of belonging and a stronger urge to team build, this has a greater emphasis during the current climate with teams being more isolated.
Living plants have a number of additional qualities they can bring to the office, by improving air quality and removing toxins, they can also counter the drying effects of heating or AC system. They will absorb sound, thus improving the acoustic value of a space making for a calmer environment where everyone can benefit. Exeter University published a paper on productivity and plants.
Blue Goose and Biophilic Design
Positive Spaces Make People Happier and at Blue Goose Interiors that is what we are aiming to achieve for all our clients. So however big or small your project is contact us and we will work with you to realise its full potential.
Call 01865 920220 or email@example.com
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