We work closely with Designers and Architects, Office and Facilities Managers to include biophilic elements for offices and commercial spaces. Recommending innovative planting ideas for your unique situation, and making your vision become a reality, we take into consideration your environment and lighting levels to find the best plant specimens that will thrive and add beauty.
In today’s fast paced world of work, we are all aware of the impact that stress can have on our mental and physical wellbeing. Stress has been dubbed the “Health Epidemic of the 21st Century” by the World Health Organisation with mental health and cardiovascular disease are expected to the be the two prime contributing factors to illnesses worldwide by 2020. Biophilic design can help improve wellbeing by creating a calmer and more relaxing environment helping to connect us back to nature, making us more able to cope with external stressors.
The word Biophilia meaning Bio (life) + Philia (the love of something) refers to the concept that human beings thrive when they are connected to nature and the natural living world.
Many studies have been made over the past few decades which support this theory, and show that Biophilic Design (including natural elements into Design and architecture) is highly beneficial with direct positive impacts on health and wellbeing, productivity, creativity, healing rates, value perception, staff retention and decreased absenteeism. One study by the University of Oregon found that 10% of employee absences could be attributed to architectural elements that did not connect with nature, and that a person’s view was the primary predictor of absenteeism.