What Is Biophilic Design? Embracing Nature Inside the Home

Bo Sundius of Bunch Design in Los Angeles says the agency always thinks about how solar and light-weight moving across rooms can be used to connect interiors to the outdoors. In one home, she designed floating maple cabinetry inlaid with a sample of swallows in flight. In a dining/kitchen house with doorways opening onto a leafy out of doors space, she positioned a big mild fixture composed of colorful glass bubbles; it’s as if a cluster of errant balloons drifted in from the backyard. And in a weekend cottage, she placed a ceiling fixture manufactured from woven sticks over the mattress, evoking a comfy fowl’s nest.

biophilic decor

Material and components from nature that, by way of minimal processing, reflect the native ecology or geology to create a definite sense of place. Auditory, haptic, olfactory, or gustatory stimuli that engender a deliberate and positive reference to nature, dwelling techniques or natural processes. …