“We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature.”
Biophilic Design is increasingly being integrated into architecture and interior design and the wider use of this concept has reportedly decreased the environmental impact of the built environment.
But it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development.
Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world’s most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life.
Together, we will encounter buildings that connect people and nature – hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children’s test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their
There is still a lot to be achieved in this field as for the time being, according to Biophilic Design.
“it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development.”
However, scientists and researchers have recorded many benefits in buildings that connect people with nature.
Places like hospitals where patients have healed faster; in schools where children’s tests scores have risen, and offices where employees are more productive, as well as communities where neighbours and families are doing better.
The Human Spaces website released a report saying that introducing biophilic design has been a crucial determinant of both and employee’s success and happiness in his or her role in the workplace.
“The concept of biophilia highlights an innate connection between humans and nature, which more recently has been recognised as a key consideration when designing and developing workspaces,” Huma Spaces says in their report.
“The idea of incorporating nature into the built environment through biophilic design is less often seen as a luxury in the modern workplace, but rather as a sound economic investment into employees’ health, well-being and performance.”
The research findings highlighted the dramatic influence of various natural elements on three employee outcomes: well-being, productivity and creativity.biophilic-human spaces
In more detail, our findings have uncovered some of the unique relationships between elements of biophilic design and employee outcomes in the workplace and also identified many cross-country differences in these relationships.
The study found that 77 percent of people said that the design of a company’s office would not affect their decision to work there.
They say this would suggest that the positive influence of natural elements within the workplace may well be subconscious. To put it simply, office workers may not consciously feel that design affects their workplace choice, but
To put it simply, office workers may not consciously feel that design affects their workplace choice, but actually, it does.
What we are able to confirm following this research is that nature contact in the workplace is certainly linked to employee outcomes and this is true across a number of countries.
It’s, therefore, Human Spaces emphasized, very important for organisations, designers and researchers to be aware of these connections and act accordingly.