Inviting Nature into our Homes: A biophilic approach
Humans have an innate connection with nature, and integrating natural elements into our surroundings can improve our well-being, productivity, and overall quality of life. But with rapid urban development, finding lush green vistas or garden space in our house is a rarity. Keeping this in mind, the following are some ways in which a biophilic approach can be taken while designing our homes:
Natural light and views of nature: Maximizing natural light and green vistas in interior spaces through large windows, skylights, light wells, and light shelves enables a strong connection with the outdoors. the space. For instance, The Equilibrium Farmhouses in New Delhi allows homeowners to escape from the bustle of urban living and adopt a healthier lifestyle through the integration of multiple encounters between the interiors and the home’s verdant landscape.
Indoor Plants: In cases where the context does not provide potential for green vistas, integrating plants into interior spaces enhances aesthetics and improves air quality. Plants of varied sizes and shapes can be placed in pots or bespoke vases that resonate with the interior design scheme.
Natural Materials: Using natural materials like wood, stone, bamboo, or natural textiles in interior finishes, furniture, and decor creates a sense of connection to nature and adds warmth and texture to the space. Using natural materials is also a more sustainable approach to design owing to its sourcing and longevity.
In the B-10 Residence in New Delhi, the interiors reflect the wooden external facade treatment to maintain the same language. The rich brown colour palette also elevates the greens planted around the house.