September 6, 2016

BIOPHILIC DESIGN: For the love of nature.

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Biophilic Design
We all have a deep connection with nature. Even in a world where half of the population lives in urban areas, we all yearn to catch a glimpse of greenery. Is it possible to blur the lines between the natural and built environment? How can you incorporate nature into urban developments to make cities more sustainable? And why would you do it?

The answer is found in the idea of biophilic design. Biophilia is the emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms. In design, it aims to reconnect people with nature. And research shows that bridging that gap in an urban environment can reduce stress, enhance creativity and improve mood and overall well-being.

No wonder our clients in residential and commercial real estate are constantly looking for ways to incorporate biophilic design. It can be as simple as orienting living spaces toward nature, designing for optimum sunlight or planting a rooftop garden. Biophilic design benefits tenants and contributes to the overall sustainability of neighborhoods and cities. It’s an idea that will generate more green—both in terms of the environment as well as your bottom line. Now that’s what we call smart design.

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