We spend a major portion of our life in our workplace. An average eight-hour day puts us there for fully one-third of the hours in our day, five days a week. How important is the design of that space to our health, well-being and productivity?
Built of steel frame and strawbale construction and finished in lime render, landscape designer Mattthew Shearer describes the design of his Co. Wicklow home as ‘Organic Architecture, ‘ but it also encompasses many of the elements of Biolphilic design as discussed by contributor Joanne Kelly in her earlier article. Inside, the house is startling.
Think Contemporary’s Joanne Kelly outlines the principles of Biophilic Design, an ethos based on the effect of contact with nature or lack of it in the workplace, and discusses the impact of this kind of design on employee health, well-being and productivity.
Barbara EganThe Importance of Biophilic Design in the Workplace