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BIOPHILIA: what it is and how to use it to transform corporate environments

Known as biophilia, the concept of bringing natural elements to indoor spaces is gaining increasing importance.

Understand how this practice can be a great ally of creativity and productivity and still add more value to the property.


What is biophilia?

Biophilic architecture seeks to incorporate the natural into the most diverse types of environments, in order to promote health and well-being.

In recent years, the need to reconnect people and elements of nature to indoor environments has been a growing demand in architecture. That's because it has been discovered that an environment that lacks any aspect of nature can be harmful to health and an enemy of productivity.

'Breathing and heart rate decreased, concentration intensified'. This is how the American ecologist Edward O. Wilson, a reference in biophilia, described the emotional connection between human beings and the elements of nature in his book Biophilia, published in 1984.

The application of biophilic architecture concepts in the work environment has a positive impact on employees:

• Reduction of stress and anxiety
• Improvement in well-being
• Increased creativity and productivity
• Motivation.

These are some examples of these benefits.

Office workers with natural elements such as plants and natural light are 15% more creative, a study by Global Human Spaces shows.
There are many ways to promote biophilia and provide warmth, intimacy, relaxation and connection with the natural within a corporate environment, the most common are:

• Natural light: windshields, balconies, overhead lighting and solar reflectors
• Plants: species that adapt well to shade, green walls and vertical gardens
• Natural shapes and elements: stones, bamboo, wood and fibers.

When these elements of nature are incorporated into the environment, there is a reduction in stress levels. This increases general well-being and contributes to the harmony of relationships.

Now that you know all about the concept of biophilia and biophilic architecture, it's a good idea to take it inside your company or office.

Count on the expertise of Cushman & Wakefield to develop your unique biophilic design project.

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