Biophilic Design - Key Ideas

The term "biophysical design" covers the integration of natural elements into urban and architectural space. This idea remains a constant in architectural thinking (just think of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon). In recent years, academic research has become more interested in it in order to identify its various virtues in the workplace, in the hotel environment, in the field of education and health.

Although this article does not attempt to cover exhaustively the possibilities of biophilic design, we would like to share the possibilities of integrating these concepts into your interior design plans. We hope that our avant-garde carpet collections will inspire you in the development of a project that is concerned with maintaining a link with nature.

There are many ways to integrate natural elements into your environment. Most simply by adding a direct presence of nature in the space. Or by taking inspiration from certain natural configurations of the space, the savanna or the forest for example, which in their own way bring a different relationship to the environment. Finally, it is possible to use patterns and forms inspired by nature, such as fractals or repeating patterns, to enrich the environment.

The hypothesis behind biophilia is to build an environment richer in natural stimuli that would have an impact on human beings. This multi-sensory experience, whether through greater natural light, a variety of textures, air currents, leaf rustling, etc., reduces stress and improves the well-being of individuals who live in this environment.

Far from seeing biophilic design as a fad, we see it as a continuation of our thinking on conscious design, i.e. design that is concerned with putting human and environmental well-being at the heart of its concerns when designing a project.

As we are led to see work evolve towards greater flexibility between telework and office work, places need to be flexible in terms of their possible uses, while at the same time bringing an unusual side to break the monotony that is all too common in workspaces. More than ever, interior design projects for workplaces will have to meet the challenge of giving employees the desire to work on site.