Recently, more homes and workspaces have adopted biophilic design principles to create inspiring environments that promote creativity and well-being.
Science has proven that nature is actually healing for our brains and bodies — which is why we often look to the great outdoors as therapy. But what about bringing the great outdoors into the city-spaces we inhabit?
- Being in nature, or even experiencing brief scenes of nature, reduces stress and anger, and contributes to overall wellbeing, leading to greater employee satisfaction and happiness.
- Designing biophilic interventions into urban environments gives people a sense of the outdoors, which has been proven to help improve moods and mental health.
- Providing individuals and teams with green space for micro-breaks can boost mental capacity,, leading to increased attention and creativity.
15% Workers in office environments with natural elements, such as greenery and sunlight, are this percent more creative.
70% of the world’s populations will live in cities in the coming decades.
A 40 second micro-break viewing a green, but not concrete roof city scene, sustains attention.
90minutes on a walk through a natural environment, as opposed to a high-traffic urban setting, has shown to reduce neural activity in the area of the brain associated with depression.
50% people are this amount more creative and capable of problem-solving after spending four days of immersion in nature.
47% of workers say that they have no natural light within their work environment.
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Education center in Bali encourages students to build a symbiotic relationship with nature
Fashion retailer’s European location features a 160m2 indoor living walls
Eco-entrepreneur built his entire home using recyclable materials, including a living wall of strawberry plants
Designer transforms Times square into a pop-up large scale forest installation