Do you remember when homes, schools, offices, and even hospitals and wellness centers were designed to minimize the “distractions” of the outside world?
As we further understand the health benefits access to the natural world have on our well-being, architects and designers have embraced the inclusion of nature as an essential element in their designs.
“Roger Ulrich’s research documenting the healing power of nature in the clinical context of a hospital was a watershed moment for the design industry.”
Architects and designers create spaces that transform the atmosphere of a room; the blend of building and nature promote health and healing; they make us feel happy, safe, and motivated. Increased exposure to the natural world provides vitamin C, increases energy, improves our mood, and has even shown to increase productivity. In a later study, Biophilic design: Strategies to generate wellness and productivity, Edward Clark, LEED AP BD+C and Christopher Flint Chatto, Assoc. AIA, LEED BD+C examines these concepts in further detail.
The application of these concepts in architecture has steadily grown over the last decade. Families around the world are taking their connection to the next level through the use of conservatories, greenhouses and even pool enclosures so they can be connected year-round!
Take a look at what families around the world have done!