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a biophilic year

a biophilic year

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

The aphorisms are meant to be a catalyst for inspiration as well as a starting point for reflection. 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.


ch 1. connection: on people and nature
ch 2. perspective: the role of designed spaces
ch 3. experience: the practice of biophilic design
ch 4. integration: biophilic cities and the future

reserved blog area: book-to-blog

A Biophilic Year doesn’t end on paper. The journey continues online on, in a dedicated and reserved blog area. By entering the reserved blog area you will get access to:

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

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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

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.
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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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