Biophilia is a "love of life or living systems." It's our inherent human connection to the natural world. In an urban world of technology and industrial architecture, this fundamental connection can sometimes feel all but lost. Biophilic design is an innovative way to harness this affinity in order to create natural environments for us to live, work and learn. By consciously including nature in interior or architectural design, we are unconsciously reconnecting, bringing the great outdoors into our constructed world.
As pioneers in sustainability, Interface advocates biophilic design and knows it is critical to human health to include natural systems and processes in our buildings and constructed landscapes. And, continued research has proven the positive effects that nature or environments that mimic nature have on overall health and well-being. Our aim is to elevate a biophilic approach higher on the global agenda.
The Benefits of Biophilic Design
Biophilic Design Inspiration
Biophilic design is incorporating nature into our built environment and designing inspirational and restorative places that connect humans to their surroundings. It’s more than just the addition of a potted plant or two. Natural light, vegetation, living walls, natural textures and materials and nature views will provide a positive impact.
Looking for inspiration? Visit our Pinterest board to discover more examples of biophilic design or visit our Human Spaces blog to learn more about ways to incorporate biophilic design into your practice.
Biophilic Design Research
Biophilic design affects the way we feel, work and create. Design that connects us to nature is proven to inspire us, boost our productivity and even contribute to a stronger sense of well-being.
Get an understanding of how with the by downloading one or both of our peer-reviewed Human Spaces reports, "Human Spaces Report: The Global Impact of Biophilic Design in the Workplace” and “Human Spaces 2.0: Biophilic Design in Hospitality".