BIOPHILIC DESIGN IN THE WORKPLACE

May 2, 2018

Of all the design trends to hit the workplace, Biophilic Design is probably one of the healthiest.

The term Biophilia, meaning love of nature, focuses on human’s innate attraction to nature and natural processes. With the current increase in urbanisation, human beings have become separated from nature, which has caused an increase in stress-related illnesses.

The relationship between individuals and their environment can be a crucial determinant of how they feel, perform and interact with others. For employers, the importance of workplace design, a space where we spend many of our waking hours, is becoming more of a priority as we realise that this relationship between individuals and their environment is important to our overall health and productivity.

Biophilic Design incorporates direct or indirect elements of nature into the built environment we spend so many of our hours in. Research has shown that Biophilic Design in the workplace reduces stress, blood pressure levels and heart rates, increases productivity and improves well being of staff.

We have hand-picked some of our Biophilic Design’s that can integrate into your workspace:

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