Improving health and well being with biophillic design
August 2018 · Editor: Lucy Harvey
Biophilia (meaning love of nature) focuses on human’s innate attraction to nature and natural processes.
WHY IS BIOPHILIC DESIGN RELEVANT TODAY?
The World Health Organisation expects stress related illness, such as mental health disorders and cardio-vascular disease, to be the two largest contributors to disease by 2020. With a diminished connection to nature, the increasing pressure on urban space & the ubiquitous technological presence we have less opportunity to recuperate our mental and physical energy.
Incorporating direct or indirect elements of nature into the built environment have been demonstrated through research to reduce stress, blood pressure levels and heart rates, whilst increasing productivity, creativity and self reported rates of well-being.
Here at Wardside house all our rooms have beautiful planting directly outside where we can have bird feeders and observe the beauty of nature.
Health and well being is what we are about.