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biophilic moodboards: connecting with natural systems

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Connecting with nature’s cycles and changes is an essential element of feeling in tune with the natural world.

Biophilic design makes it happen through spaces, exposing and connecting them to natural systems

Moodboard depicting natural systems in interiors: 1. A big window to look outdoors. 2. Seasonal greenery. 3. An outdoor space at sunset.
Credit (from top left): Thomas-McBrien Architects, Afloral, Tribù. Moodboard: anooi studio

about natural systems

Being connected with nature means – among the rest – noticing how the world around us changes through time and seasons.

The reason why this is important goes back to the origin of human beings. There were no watches at the time, and the observation of nature was the only way to be aware of the passing of time, from day to night and throughout the year. Also, looking at changes in nature is a way of acknowledging that we’re part of a bigger evolving whole, resulting in positive feelings of belonging and connection.

seasonal changes

Every season has its specific natural features and bringing those indoors is a way to transition interior spaces across seasons.

One example comes from flower and greenery arrangements, that can follow the flow of seasons from spring, to summer, autumn and winter, embodying what each season means to the natural world.
Colours and materials can also be used to transition a space throughout the seasons: opting for more or less vibrant versions of the same colours, adding colour accents, using thicker or lighter textiles and other natural textures to recall the current time of year.

Oversized greeenry and flower arrangement on a table.
Credit: Studio McGee

outdoor views

Outdoor views are not just worth it when they’re dazzling views. Even a regular view gives visual access to what’s happening outdoors, providing exposure to changing light, flowing weather conditions, seasonal patterns, and all the other changes that constantly happen in nature…

Room with a big window looking outdoors.
Credit: Thomas-McBrien Architects

outdoor time

Spending more time outdoors is also essential to feel more in tune with daily and seasonal changes. Design can help by crafting curated outdoor areas and indoor-outdoor spaces, that invite a fluid use of space.

An inviting outdoor space at sunset.
Credit: Tribù

Connecting with nature’s cycles is vital for our mental and physical health. A biophilic approach to design can create the conditions for this connection to happen and strengthen over time, inviting people to observe, experience, and appreciate nature’s changes.

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