“Human beings who live in the modern world are seeking to fulfill their inner orientation and desires who want to stay in touch with nature. Staying in touch with nature and feeding from nature is a critical factor for human health and well-being.”
-Biophilic design is one of the proven architectural solutions that nature-connected, built environmental design is extremely important in maintaining and improving people’s physical and mental health, well-being. Today, numerous scientific research data have proven that the indoors linked to nature or evoking nature have positive impact on general health and well-being.
The relationship between man and nature becomes sustainable when it is established on the axis of mutual respect and love. To design and construct the built environment accordingly based on learning to coexist, develop and grow together without dominating nature is one of the premises of sustainable development. When interacting with man and nature, the mutual effects of each intervention must be foreseen. Moreover, both sides should be changed so that adapt better to each other.
– New built environments and living habitats with ecologically sound, aesthetically satisfactory, economically rewarding can be created when acting with a sense of responsibility under the guidance of the accumulated knowledge and experiences of humanity.
-It was observed that people living in houses built with biophilic design principles experience more positive emotions and stay more energetic and active during the day in addition to communicating effectively comparing to those living in ordinary residential buildings.
-It has been scientifically proven that workplaces where exposed natural daylight, covered with natural materials in interiors and enriched with diverse plants cause to increase the productivity of employees, to heighten their morale and motivation, and decrease absenteeism.
-The scientific research has shown that the patient rooms with nature scenery and allow direct contact and interaction with nature accelerate the recovery of disease and the healing process of the surgical wounds, besides reducing the need to use strong painkiller drugs.