Marianna’s beautiful book At Home with Nature digs deep into biophilic design – an approach based on drawing elements of nature into interior spaces to mimic our relationship with the outside world and enrich our daily lives.
From views and vistas that calm us (and have even been shown to speed up recovery times in a hospital environment), to the influence of natural light on our circadian rhythms to energise us and help us sleep, once you learn about biophilia it makes so much instinctive sense.
Want to learn more about biophilic design, and how to use it in your own home? At Home with Nature takes the six biophilic principles and divides them into 12 easy-to-follow chapters, packed with beautiful photography and practical tips to help us all invite more nature in…
1. Colour Psychology
2. Sunlight & Our Circadian Rhythm
3. Views & Vistas
4. Air Quality
6. Natural Materials
7. Shapes & Forms
8. Patterns & Processes
9. Light & Space
10. A Sense of Place
11. Seasonal Changes
12. Awaken the Senses
What is biophilic design?
Biophilic design gives connection to the natural world and creates places where people and communities thrive, it takes on six recognised principles:
- Environmental features
- Natural shapes and forms
- Restorative patterns and processes
- Light and space
- Place-based relationships
- Evolved human-nature relationships
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