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a biophilic year

365 thoughts on the essence and practice of biophilic design

book - 2nd edition

€ 34.90

→ 365 inspiring aphorisms
→ biophilic thinking and design
→ book-to-blog initiative

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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 compact form. Through 365 aphorisms, the book explores the value of placing people and nature at the very top of any design brief.

Offering insights and suggesting practical design advice, A Biophilic Year highlights 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.


connection: on people and nature
perspective: the role of designed spaces
experience: the practice of biophilic design
integration: biophilic cities and the future

a journey that doesn’t end on paper…

A Biophilic Year continues online on, in a dedicated blog column that expands on the book’s aphorisms with more insights and visual inspiration.

The book-to-blog initiative is a way to spark a conversation around biophilic design. So if you have the book, always feel free to reach out and request which topic you’d like to know more about!

read the blog column ‘a biophilic year’

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.

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.

printing details

print on demand

This book gets 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, this book gets printed and shipped from the facility located closest to the delivery address, thus minimizing the impact of transportation.
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certified paper

All partner printing facilities use FSC-certified, lead and acid-free buffered paper made from wood-based pulp.
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