In this time of climate change and increasing urban challenges, governments around the world are increasing the legislation regarding the addition of greenery in urban areas.
Biophilic design is a concept used within the building industry to increase human connectivity to the natural environment
Defined by Edward O. Wilson as the “the innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes”, the biophilia hypothesis is the idea that humans have an inherited need to connect to nature and other biotic forms, due to our evolutionary dependence on it for survival and personal fulfillment.
Used at both the building and city-scale, it is argued that this idea has health, environmental, and economic benefits for building occupants and urban environments, with little drawbacks.
Although its name was coined in recent history, indicators of biophilic design have been seen in architecture from as far back as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Now, cities and countries around the world are insisting that buildings have green roofs and/or vertical gardens to improve the biophilic nature of the built environment.
So if you are considering a new build, consider future-proofing the building for legislation that is likely to come sooner rather than later as the impacts of climate change increase.
Hanging Gardens of NZ provides high quality solutions for greening up buildings at a cost that has a very attractive return on the investment.
Our product specifications are available in MasterSpec for architects and for anyone else wanting assistance, we are here to help.