09 Apr The Biophilic Office
The fact that many of us spend about 90% of our lives inside buildings working (which is not truly a conducive existence for any living thing), biophilic inclusions within interior spaces are a welcome addition. The term “biophilic,” is based off a hypothesis devised by Edward O. Wilson, who introduced and popularized the idea in his book, Biophilia (1984) which states that humans have an “innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life.”
This design concept acknowledges that we are genetically connected to nature and that a human centered approach can improve many of the spaces that we live and work, with numerous benefits to our health and wellbeing and efficiency. The scientific evidence for the positive influence of biophilic design, on the health and wellbeing of building occupants is substantial and growing.