Biophilic Design is fast becoming one of the most important design considerations of this century. It has implications across almost all market sectors and has the power to positively effect the way we interact within the built environment. This has been proved to create significant benefits.
At Benholm Group we have been working with many architects, interior designers and property managers to incorporate biophilic design principles into many different spaces using plants. There are many aspects to Biophilic Design - such as natural light, natural finishes, colours, views of nature, air quality, acoustics, etc. - but the inclusion of plants, greenery and other natural materials is very fundamental way (and often one of the most economical ways) to embrace this concept.
"Biophilic Design has become an important concept for blending the benefits of Biophilia with Architectural Best Practice"
Using our experience as well as continually carrying out extensive research into this subject, we have put together a central resource of information, links and other useful items to help you maximise the effectiveness of these principles.
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Did you know...?
This term is derived from the word Biophilia which literally means a love of life. It stems from the Greek words for Life (Bios) and Love (Philia).
The word Biophilia was first used by a psychologist called Erich Fromm in 1964. He described it as “the passionate love of life and all that is alive”.
The concept was popularised by Edward O Wilson, an American biologist in 1984 with his book ‘Biophilia’. He defined it as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life”.