What is biophilic design?

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Biophilic design is a concept used in architecture and design that aims to increase the connection between people and the natural environment. Indoor areas are designed to incorporate nature and natural elements, including light, air, water and plants. Bringing abundant plant life indoors creates a strong connection to the natural world and increases the well-being of people in the space.

Other aspects of biophilic design include using natural materials and colours, images of nature, and faux plants.

Biophilic design brings benefits to the health of individuals and to the environment. These health and well-being improvements provide economic benefits and increase the sustainability and resiliency of urban environments.