Biophilic design is a principle that focuses on the innate human affinity for living things and our need for connection to the natural world. This concept aims to bring in natural elements as a core part of a design for the health and well-being of the people living and working within a space.
Biophilic design may include any elements of nature such as plants, green walls, moss art, or art/paintings depicting or incorporating nature. It may also include simple architectural elements or accents made from natural products like stone, wood, or bamboo. Water features are another great example.
For a long time, we have seen deficiencies in the design of our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature. While Edmonton is blessed with wonderful green spaces and a beautiful river valley, Edmontonians do spend a great deal of time indoors due to our extreme northern climate.
Biophilic Design brings a thoughtful approach to the places where we live, work, and learn by integrating elements of nature into our architecture and urban planning projects. Connection to the natural world enhances our day to day lives and experience within the built environment.
We have executed installations all over the city and are delighted to play a part in keeping YEG’s indoor and outdoor spaces healthy, inviting and beautiful!