Biophilia’s influence on design trends for the home, health and wellness spaces, as well as architecture cannot be denied. Having risen in popularity during the pandemic, as we gradually embrace the outdoors and more social settings, our connection to nature stands to be thoroughly enriched.
“Biophilic design is all about bringing the outdoors in and creating a healthy living environment,” Sebastian Burchell stated in a guest post for Design Wanted. “ Although we may not realize it, we all have a strong connection to nature, and reconnecting with the environment should be at the top of our list of priorities.”
It’s been proven that biophilia’s influence, particularly on interior design, can improve various aspects of life including mental health. With the concept in mind, Bloom and Wild, a UK-based floral delivery company, reimagined seven of the world’s most famous landmarks with an emphasis on biophilic design.
Building off of the way the Taj Mahal symbolizes eternal love, its pillars were redesigned to resemble the trail trees of India. Jungle geranium flowers top the pillars and hanging plants cover most of the external walls.
The Eiffel Tower industrial and mechanical structure was reworked house sunflowers along the perimeter of each level, with the staircases, observation decks, surrounding grounds and top of the tower laden with lavender – an ode to the French countryside.
Click here to see the other biologically reimagined landmarks.
Click here for a related post on the biophilic impact of “living” walls.