Oliver Heath’s name is synonymous with biophilic design, his appearances on TV and his extensive experience using biophilia in interior design and architecture has positioned him as a leading light in bringing nature and elements of nature into our spaces to improve our wellbeing, health, creativity, productivity and as he says here “happiness”. Biophilic design principles allow us to bring elements of nature into the built environment, especially into those places where we experience a great deal of stress. Our connection to nature can unlock so many benefits, stress washes off us, we become different people, we can think more holistically about our life and where it’s going. The impact the buildings we inhabit and work in have an enormous effect on our lives, especially now with the restrictions placed on us as a result of the Covid epidemic. With an onset of almost cabin fever, we are recognising the fact that the building we surround ourselves with has a huge impact on our physical, mental and emotional states. Nature can play a valuable role, the benefits of plants and greenery, adding personalisation, direct influence over a space, improve air quality, sunlight, fresh air, easy to improve spaces. Sensory elements, how we move in the space, acoustics, thermal issues. easy to engage with, satisfying. If you want to create healthier spaces have a listen to this excellent podcast or watch the video on our YouTube Channel and and see how we can use human centred and biophilic design to make a phenomenal difference to your home, your work, your life and our planet.
There are four free Design Guides which he mentions on the video podcast, to download these excellent free resources go to: https://www.oliverheath.com/resources/ They are also launching a new Biophilic Design course, how to integrate Biophilic Design into their home. Sign up on their website to be among the first to register.