Biophilic home to improve life quality everyday.

"Biophilia" is an innate affinity of life or living systems. The term was first used by Erich Fromm to describe a psychological orientation of being attracted to all that is alive and vital. Edward O.Wilson uses the term in a related sense when he suggests that biophilia describes "the connections that human beings subconsciously seek with the rest of life."
Urban homes are embracing biophilia like never before by incorporating everything from mosses and air-purifying indoor plants to wooden floors and rooftop windows.

Bringing the outdoors inside helps to deliver the benefits that come with being in the nature. Many studies have shown that adding greenery to spaces you spend a lot of time in can reduce stress and improve concentration.

The home should let in natural light and allow ventilation. It should imbibe earthy colours and perhaps some wood, mud or terracotta too. The idea is to recreate in some ways the multi-sensorial experience one feels in the middle of nature.

The key is to seek design inspiration from nature, not replicate it. Giving importance to natural lighting, ensuring good ventilation, sticking to natural colours with earthy tones and adding natural materials like wood and stone helps to make a home biophilic and improve life quality everyday.

Federica Belloni

Federica Belloni

Researcher in the field of experiential design.