Biophilic designs: A way to reinforce nature in life

Feb 20, 2018, 6:57 AM EST
(Source: Ritesh Agarwal/flickr)
(Source: Ritesh Agarwal/flickr)

Biophilia, described as humans’ innate affinity for the natural world, is prompting architects to address this instinct by means of designs that promote occupants’ physical and mental well-being in a holistic way.

Biophilic design is not about imitating nature by putting isolated plants but one that involves coherence of diverse and complementary factors, such as plants, natural lighting, shapes, forms and materials, that reinforce our experience of nature, writes New Atlas.

Biophilic design differs from green architecture in the sense that former focuses on the well-being of the inhabitants while the latter prioritizes responsibility to the environment and natural resources.