Our challenging times have propelled new discussions about how to incorporate wellness into home design, and bringing greenery indoors continues to be an important part of the conversation. A key aspect of biophilic design, a direct connection with nature helps us stay healthy, relaxed, and focused.
In 1984, Harvard naturalist Edward Wilson published Biophilia, meaning "love of life," in which he described humans’ innate connection with nature and our tendency to suffer in hermetic, urban environments where it’s largely absent. Biophilic design focuses not only on plant life, but also daylight, ventilation, water, and natural materials. Together, these elements can increase our immunity, boost natural circadian rhythms, regulate temperature, and inspire a sense of tranquility. The biophilic homes below incorporate these principles to promote balanced, peaceful living.
Living Grid House by L Architects
Sky Pool House by Guz Architects
Compound House by Linghao Architects
Related Reading: Ask an Expert: What Is Biophilia, Really?
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