There is more than one way to bring nature and into your home or workplace so we’re going to break down the difference between moss walls and living walls and give you the skinny on each of these brilliant biophilic design options that provide calm and other wellness benefits including noise and air pollutant reduction (along with the mental benefits of attention restoration and focus).
Doing the Right Thing: Why Hotels Are Embracing Biophilic Design
BEYOND AESTHETICS AND INTO REAL, HUMAN EXPERIENCE Every June, thought and practice leaders in biophilic design gather at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona or one of the other gorgeous hotels in the area (2023 to be held at JW Marriott, Scottsdale) to attend HOTEC Design Conference. Top of mind for hospitality designers now and for the foreseeable future is …
The New Workspace: Prioritizing What Employees Want and Crucially, Their Needs
Rather than delineate or advocate the “right” workspace design, we will focus on what employees are expressing, what architects, designers, and interior artists have shared with us regarding what works well, what is in high demand in workplace design, and what people want and need to feel good the moment they cross the threshold of the workplace.
REAL Green Marketing: The Why, the How and the Positive Impact
Can biophilic design and the incorporation of greenery into your space really make you happier, healthier and make your space a space that people seek out and actually want to be? The idea that people have an innate affinity for nature dates back to the 1980s, but designing spaces according to the principles of nature is reaching a peak now. …
Designing for Wellness: Maximizing Your Workplace Safety Investments During the Pandemic
There is no shortage of recommendations, advice, and protocols for safety in the workplace during the pandemic from savvy, strategically-minded architects, designers, HR experts, and building planners as we all work to navigate the current physical workplace and design for wellness. We will spare you the slurry of terms such as “unprecedented,” and “new normal,” as well as the cliches …
Why Biophilic Design Is Good For You: And “Bio” Terminologies Defined
Biophilic design is good for your mental and physical well being and we will explain why. But before we do that, let’s break down the many “bio” terms that are currently being used in architecture, engineering, and design and define these terminologies and the role each plays in improving the spaces in which we live and work. Biophilia is like …
Green Walls in Schools: Beyond Health Benefits and Into Curriculum
You have likely seen at least one article on why moss is highly beneficial for the home and workplace but we’d like to share why green walls aka moss walls (see our previous post on the differences between the types of green walls) make excellent sense for schools and other educational environments. We’ll go a little further than stress reducation, …
Biophilic Design in Healthcare: No Risk, Ample Reward for All of Us
An Introduction to Dr. Ibrahim of HOK We have been thinking about biophilic design in healthcare for quite some time. But in the past, we wondered if the healthcare industry would find our products too risky. That’s why when we watched Dr. Andrew M. Ibrahim of HOK present on the topic, we were transfixed. Turns out, not only is there …
Up Down PODCAST: The Impact of Moss and Biophilic Design in the Workplace with Kasey Riley and Morten Klinte
We take a deep dive into biophilic design, moss, and love at first sight with Courtnay Bradley of Trilogie (killer design firm in Kansas City) in a podcast interview.
The Midwest U. S. is More Sustainable Than You Think
The Midwest U. S. is more far more sustainable and forward in both thinking and practice than you might think.
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