Innovative biophilic designed buildings
With Teresa Mayerhofer + Rodelle Lee

Despite evidence suggesting that human connection to nature makes people happier and healthier – e.g. spending time in a forest has been shown to lower stress levels and blood pressure while boosting immune function – Australian’s spend 90 per cent of their time indoors.

In an urban world centred around technology, this fundamental connection can sometimes feel lost, however, Biophilic design is showcasing innovative ways designers can help humans harness this affinity by creating natural environments for us to live, work and learn. By consciously including nature in interior or architectural design, we are unconsciously reconnecting; bringing the great outdoors into our constructed world.

Below, our Design Lead, Rodelle Lee, and Assistant Developer Manager, Teresa Mayerhofer, share their top five most innovative biophilic designed buildings around the globe.