The term biophilia is composed of two greek words, philia (love of) & bio (lives). To sum things up, biophilia means the appreciation of what is alive, specific to nature.
Scientific advances have shown that connecting with nature is crucial for our mental health, and that this foundation is universal. This realization explains the worldwide movement towards biophilic design, which aims to integrate nature into our built environment. The benefits of this approach are numerous, including reducing stress, maintaining well-being, improving productivity and performance, stimulating creativity, and reducing work absenteeism, among others.
— For more on biophilic design, check out our AMAzine on the subject, and find below a selection of images from our projects.