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Better Work Environments Through Biophilia

An Instinctive Bond Between Humans And Other Living Systems.

Biophilia is the instinctive bond between human beings and other living organisms and living systems. Research suggests that buildings that contain features of preferred natural environments will be more supportive of human well-being and performance than those that do not contain these features. It is an innate, deep and emotional connection to nature. Using this connection in design to benefit both people and the environment is becoming a growing trend in the fields of architecture, urban planning, and interior design on micro and macro scales.

Office Greens uses live plants to strengthen this connection in areas where nature is sparse. Traditionally, with urban expansion, many natural open spaces are lost, but designing with nature in mind will benefit us all in the end.

Many of today’s work environments can cause stress. Most of the time the users of the space are unaware of these effects as a direct cause of their surroundings. Biophilic design is a solution – decreasing negative effects on people and nature alike, while facilitating the connection between the two. Architects and designers especially have a responsibility to recognize and utilize this deep-seated and innate connection, even as they begin to conceptualize new spaces.

Contact us to learn more about the ways plants contribute to healthier work environments.

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