We’re kick-starting our all things beginning with ‘F’ February with Foliage! As featured in many of our own projects, we love biophilia – a term coined by Edward O.Wilson describing the the urge to affiliate with other forms of life. With regards to interior architecture this can be simplified as ‘bringing the outside-in’.

“Biophilic design allows architects and designers to combine the natural and modern worlds. It’s a growing movement that interweaves natural and human-made elements into a construction. This design theory enables humans and nature to live and thrive together. If it doesn’t contribute to the health and productivity of the people within, it’s not a true biophilic design.”

We’re thinking about the different ways foliage can be incorporated into design schemes. Interior architecture by definition is the art and science of enhancing the interior of a space to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space. Plants can be introduced into spaces in many different ways, from indoor ‘forests’ in reception or atrium areas, green roofs and vertical gardens.

The benefits of having plants inside can hugely improve a working environment, with productivity being increased but also attention and focus can be enhanced by the better air quality produced by the plants.

New technology has allowed for intelligent solutions to make having a living-wall less of a commitment. There are processes of preserving foliage that can last up to 10 years. The foliage is made from real plants that have been treated with an eco friendly substrate literally locking CO2 with no need for maintenance, watering or sunlight.

We think introducing flora and fauna into the workplace makes for a beautiful aesthetic as well as a healthier workplace. Check out these stunning interior design schemes that make being indoors not seem quite so bad!