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A biophilic year

a biophilic year

€ 365

hardcover book + online archive

→ 365 inspiring aphorisms
→ 365 insightful essays [new]
→ nuanced and thought-provoking

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365 thoughts on the essence and practice of biophilic design

What is biophilic design? And why does it matter so much now?
A Biophilic Year captures the essence of biophilic thinking and design in a thought-provoking form. Through 365 aphorisms and 365 essays, the book explores the value of placing people and nature at the very top of any design brief.

Combining a hardcover book and an online archive, the publication winds through physical and digital pages. The aphorisms and essays are meant to be a catalyst for inspiration as well as a starting point for reflection, highlighting the connections of biophilic thinking with sustainability, interior design and architecture, urban planning, and the way in which we see the world.

As a whole, A Biophilic Year is a nuanced journey across nature’s wisdom, the relationship between people and nature, and the role of spaces for human and natural wellbeing.


The journey unfolds across 4 chapters:

Connection: on people and nature

Exploring the nuanced relationship between people and nature in its intriguing complexity.

Perspective: the role of designed spaces

Diving into designed spaces, their impact on wellbeing, as well as their role in restoring a deep and balanced relationship with the natural world.

Experience: the practice of biophilic design

Unveiling biophilic design insights that translate the essence of biophilic thinking into design solutions.

Integration: biophilic cities and the future

Venturing into urban environments to discover the potential of biophilic thinking and design in the development of better cities for people and nature.

Reserved online archive

A Biophilic Year doesn’t end on paper. The journey continues online in A Biophilic Year Archive: a dedicated and reserved area that extends the book’s physical pages into digital ones with 365 essays expanding on the book’s aphorisms individually.

How to access:
To access the reserved area, send me a screenshot of your book receipt via email so I can welcome you into The Archive.

A Biophilic Year Archive.

Why a book of aphorisms?

Because sometimes a concise sentence is more powerful than long pages of words. The beauty of aphorisms is that reading the same words at different times often yields a different thought, and two people reading the same words could come up with different ideas.

A Biophilic Year is not only about reading but it’s about reflecting, finding new ways to bring nature into designed spaces and designed spaces close to nature. This is the strength of this book: being a guide that leaves space for imagination and interpretation, setting a direction for creative thinking to unfold.

Who is it for?

A Biophilic Year can be an intriguing introduction to the topic of biophilic design as well as an inspiring tool for those that are already familiar with the subject.

Overall, this book is suitable for practitioners, students and enthusiasts in the fields of interior design, architecture, landscape design, environmental studies, and urban planning.

Printing details

Print on demand
Books get printed only when ordered. Despite requiring 3 to 5 days for printing, this method prevents waste from overproduction, inventory and unsold stock, manufacturing only what is necessary.

Optimized transportation
Taking advantage of a global network of printers, books get printed and shipped from the facility located closest to the delivery address, thus minimizing the impact of transportation. [Only when ordering from the link above]

Certified paper
All partner printing facilities use FSC-certified, lead and acid-free buffered paper. [Only when ordering from the link above]