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The increase in houseplants and botanical design over the past year is due, in large part, to the pandemic. Self-isolation and safer-at-home orders may have kept us from public gatherings, but the rise of biophilic design has kept us in contact with nature and its benefits.

Theodore Chan, senior director for CIAP Architects, explained in an interview with Business Times that working remotely made people consider the “livability” of their space.

“They begin to see the importance of having a conducive working environment, especially for those who work long hours at home,” Chan began. “Proximity to daylight, plants and water are important for wellbeing.”

Director of landscape and arboricultural consultancy or DP Green, Yvonne Tran, built on Chan’s statement, adding that it shows a growing demand for biophilic design. Even before this year, she said she’s had clients with an understanding and interest in botanical design and its benefits in a living space.

Read the full Business Times article here

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