Biophilic design is the idea that humans and nature should live together in mutual harmony for the benefit of both. It is the direct connection to nature that we don’t even realize we need. Over the centuries humans have lost touch with nature but biophilic designs in architecture can reconnect us with proven benefits.
Green roofs are designed with grasses, trees, and shrubs to simulate a garden or yard. Green roofs have economic benefits, including extending the life of your roof, reducing your heating and cooling bills and a relaxing place to be one with nature.
With a green roof, you can reduce your carbon footprint by adding vegetation that was destroyed during the construction of your house or office. It’s almost like the building grew out of the ground, leaving all the plant life undisturbed. Green roofs to provide habitat for wildlife such as birds and insects. This could offset the impact urbanization has on nature. Imagine how much cooler and cleaner cities would be if everyone installed a green roof on the top of their buildings. Talk about an urban jungle.
Green walls, also known as verticle gardens or living walls is another green feature catching on. Green walls are made of pre-vegetated panels, modules, bags, or planted blankets that are connected to a wall or frame.
Adding a green wall to your home or office can naturally bring down the temperature of the air inside, clean the air, and is proven to make people more relaxed and productive. Green walls can also be placed on the outside of your home as a facade or a fence to cool your patio on those brutal summer days. Either way, it’s sure to turn heads and attract an assortment of birds.
Biophilic design is more than just bringing the outdoors indoors. It’s about designing a building with a specific purpose to benefit the lives of its occupants by either providing food, clean air, or physiological wellbeing. Perhaps someday every building will feature biophilic designs as it’s a great way to mitigate our impact on and give back to the environment.
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