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Top 5 Designs of the Week – Biophilic Design

April 19, 2021

Top 5 Designs of the Week – Biophilic Design

Happy Monday to our community of designers and tile-lovers alike! This week we're focusing on biophilic design, which is an emerging trend across the home-design industry. 

Biophilic design is a concept used within the building industry to increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment through direct nature, indirect nature, and space and place conditions. By incorporating nature within a home-design plan, it allows residents to feel a sense of comfort, as well as the many other benefits that come from having greenery inside your home. 

By incorporating outside elements inside your home, you're supporting cognitive function, physical health, and psychological well-being. Check out our top 5 biophilic design inspirations of the week, and as always, we'd love to hear your feedback in the comments below!

 

1. Green in More Ways Than One

Ministry of Design creates lush “banking conservatory” for Citibank Singapore, Dezeen

 

Our first featured biophilic inspiration takes us to Singapore, where CitiBank’s new banking conservatory looks more like a tropical rainforest than an office space. The Ministry of Design created an actual arboretum within the Citi Wealth Hub. The entire Hub has over 30 client-advisory rooms alongside flexible office and event spaces, making this the bank’s most prominent wealth advisory hub in the world. This space has tinted glass walls and skylights offering ideal conditions for growing plants and completed the “cultured conservatory” look. Check out this lush office space in the link above, and let us know your favorite part of this biophilic design!

 

 2. Biophilic in Your home

18 Biophilic Design Ideas and Photo Examples for Your Home, Home Stratosphere

 

Our second featured inspiration shows us multiple ways to incorporate biophilic design elements into your own home, whether that’s going all-out with the greenery or keeping it subtler. Your space doesn’t have to be completely green or filled tight with plants to create a sense of nature. Sometimes, a lovely accent featuring some natural elements such as a green wall or having a room dedicated to plants can brighten a space increase productivity. No matter your style, check out the link above for a complete guide on how to incorporate biophilic elements into your next remodel!

 

3. Modern Biophilia Inspirations

Biophilia: Bringing Nature into Design, ArchDaily

 

Trying something new can be scary, especially if you’re leaving the comforts of your design realm. Everybody loves the feeling of comfort, and it can be hard to make a change. Something as simple as picking a new paint color for a wall can be intimidating. However, with many health benefits and easy incorporation into modern design schemes, biophilic design is here to stay - it’s never too late to try something new. Check out ArchDaily’s modern biophilic design and recognize green elements incorporated around the home or office. We love the natural wood and plant look as it’s easy on the eyes and does provide a sense of comfort for those occupying the space. Let us know your favorite biophilic design in the comments below!

 

4. Why Try Biophilic?

Why is Biophilic design the new trend in home décor?, Lifestyle Asia

 

Our fourth green inspiration of this week’s top 5 designs explains why biophilic design is such a massive hit in the interior design industry right now and explains what exactly makes up the biophilic design.
“Biophilia is described as ‘an innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world’. Whether it is a subconscious affinity or an obvious desire, studies have shown that all human beings crave natural settings. This is biophilic design in a nutshell.”
By reducing stress levels, boosting cognitive functions, and improving creativity, there are many reasons to try out some biophilic design, especially today. Even using earthy colors and having elements of nature without having plants can be biophilic, and the options are endless when it comes to design possibilities. Check out all the reasons why you should try biophilia today!

 

5. Biophilia Made Easy

Biophilic design is 2021’s most exciting new interior trend – how to use it in your home, Homes and Gardens

Our final biophilic inspiration of the week covers biophilia in its entirety, showcasing just how powerful it can be to have natural elements within a home. And it doesn’t have to be greenery either, as natural sunlight and color schemes play an important role in bringing nature inside. Described as “architecture of life,” biophilia is the basis of living a healthier and happier life form within your own home. Let us know your favorite design from this week’s top 5 in the comments below, and we’ll see you next week!

 

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