Sounds a little like getting intimate with nature, and you’re almost right……..but Biophilia is the term coined by Edward O. Wilson, a biologist and author, used to describe the innate human tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. It suggests (and I agree) that humans have an inherent affiliation with nature and a desire to be close to it. Biophilia is often used in the context of architecture and design, emphasizing the importance of incorporating natural elements, such as plants, sunlight, and water, into our built environment for health and well-being. In fact the benefits have been widely documented.
Servicing the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast in Queensland, Tidal Architects are passionate about Biophilic design. Tidal use this concept for well-being focusing on creating spaces that enhance people’s connection with nature. This can be achieved through the use of natural materials like wood and stone, incorporating views of nature, and incorporating natural patterns and textures into the design and even sounds, such as a bubbling water feature can add greatly to the subconscious. Biophilic design has been shown to have various benefits, including reducing stress and improving cognitive function. It can also help create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly built environment.