What is Biophilic Design and which are their Benefits at Home?


 Biophilia is defined as the innate human instinct to connect with nature and other living beings. The term is derived from the Greek words for "life" and "love or affection;" making its literal translation "love of life." 

The term was popularized by American biologist Edward O Wilson in the 1980's, when he observed how increasing rates of urbanization were leading to a disconnection with the natural world. With high rates of migration to urban settings in the developed world and soaring rates in developing countries - Biophilia is of ever-increasing importance to our health and well-being in the built environment. 

This concept is foundational to biophilic design, which utilizes natural materials, patterns, and phenomena to maintain a connection to nature within the built environment. 


Biophilia is more than just a philosophy—biophilic design has been found to support physical health (blood pressure levels and heart rates), improve cognitive function, (higher level of worker concentration, engagement, and cognitive ability), as well as psychological well-being (reduce stress and increase the inner peace). 

After the forced confinement due to Covid19 pandemic and the new normal Home Office way of work Biophilic design is more important than ever before.

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