Architecture and design itself are changing as we start to think more in-depth about our carbon footprint. To be more sustainable, companies are thinking more towards the future and working to create environments that allow for it, and nature is the answer.
From an evolutionary perspective nature, at its core, is ingrained within us. We are both physically and emotionally connected to it. And while that is a profound approach, the question is how do we incorporate it? Biophilic design has become popular recently due to its ability to not only reduce the carbon footprint but to also create a working environment that is conducive to productivity and emotional wellbeing. Things like solar panels, open window concepts, and microhabitats are included within these biophilic designs.
The move to reverse climate change is very present and can be applied to both new and old buildings. Biophilic design allows for creativity, openness, and the ability to connect to the world around. This approach could be the answer to the ever looming problem of what the next 50 years will look like for our work environments but more importantly for our planet.