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Sustainable design and new material and construction technolgies have made massive leaps of progress recently towards avoiding pollution, eliminating chemical toxins, minimizing waste, increasing energy efficientcy, decreasing water and other resouce use, mitigating adverse ecological impacts and reducing carbon immissions.
Biophilic design incorporates these advancements and takes things further. Biophilic design focuses on reintegrating nature into our day to day lives. and in so doing, regain health and physical and spiritual well being.
Is Biophilic Design something that people are perhaps doing when they design houses and extensions or plan renovation projects without even realising it?
Do you know where the sun is going to land on your home on say February 15th? The angle? The length of time it will stay in a particular place and how this relates to the way you live in the house?
Biophilic design would explore the way you live in the house in terms of the natural elements that surround it - as a whole - all together - ideally physically, mentally and to differing degrees spiritually.
Research + Design believe that when you take a human being and put them in an artificial box, disconnected from the nature and life that surrounds it, its inevitable that consequences to health and well being are going to appear.
Biophilic design acknowledges age old rituals of the way we eat, sleep, bath and live in relationship to the natural environment. instead of evolving it goes back to and acknowledges our roots.
Research + Design strive in all of our projects from the smallest extension to the largest development to incorporate biophilic design and its values into our designs.
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