Biophilic Design

“If we stray too far from our inherited dependence on the natural world, we do so at our own peril.”
– Stephen Kellert

We understand Biophilia and how to apply natural elements to our designs. This gives us an edge that not many can offer in the garden and plant design space. We have the know-how to create indoor and outdoor green spaces that enhance creativity, increase productivity, improve happiness and general well-being. Biophilic design is proven to create health, environmental and economic benefits.

Biophilic Design Principles

Biophilia (meaning love of nature) focuses on the inherent connection of human beings to nature and to natural processes. This indicates that we all have a common connection to the natural world made up by hundreds of thousands of years of living off the land.

The principles are:

Environmental features of the natural world in the built environment to reduce stress including plants and water in features such as green walls.

Natural shapes, patterns and geometries in the design, using natural materials where possible

Maximising natural light and fresh air for proven health benefits.

What are the benefits of Biophilic Design?

There have been numerous studies over the last 35 years on the benefits of Biophilic design and improving our connection with nature, these are:

Homes: can become more calming & restorative, with 7-8 % less crime attributed to areas with access to nature and can command an increase of 4-5% in property price.

Office design: productivity can be increased by 8%, rates of well-being up by 13%, increases in creativity, with reduced absenteeism and presenteeism and increased mental health.

Hospitality design: Guests willing to pay 23% more for rooms with views of Biophilic elements in a green space.

Education spaces: increased rates of learning 20-25%, improved test results, concentration levels and attendance, reduced impacts of ADHD by using biophilic space.

Healthcare spaces: post-operative rates of recovery reduced by 8.5%, reduced pain medication by 22%.

Retail: the presence of vegetation & landscaping has been found to increase average rental rates on retail spaces with customers indicating they were willing to pay 8-12 % more for goods and services.

Biophilic Designer Services

If you want to discuss improving your outdoor space or interior environment, our Biophilic Design Consultations and schemes start from £500.

Biophilic Garden Design: Creating Harmony with Nature

Studies show that spending time in biophilic gardens can reduce stress levels by 35%, and incorporating biophilic elements in garden design can increase a property value by up to 20%.

The key elements of biophilic garden design include incorporating plants and greenery, water features, and natural materials like wood and stone.  These outside spaces often include wildlife-friendly features such as bird feeders, butterfly gardens, runs for animals or insect hotels.

It takes skilled landscape designing experience to plan the layout and structure to focus on maximising organic aesthetics while still enhancing biodiversity. Our aim is to always create harmony and promote wellbeing, even in an urban environment.

Our ideas, approach and biophilia design inspiration always involve making the most of natural sunlight, using a variety of beautiful flowers, shrubs, grass and trees, with a low maintenance sustainable style in mind. The finished project will reflect any current structures or building architecture.

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