Harmony With Nature : Exploring The Enchanting Allure Of Biophilic Design In Properties
Biophilic design in properties is emerging as a rising trend. By integrating natural elements such as plants, terraces, or panoramic views, this style seeks to bring occupants closer to a more organic environment. Here’s a look at some projects that have adopted this approach.
1. Six Senses Douro Valley, Lamego, Portugal :
This 19th-century manor, perched on a hill, offers view of the Douro River and terraced vineyards. The property’s restoration focuses on a blend of regional heritage and a contemporary touch. Visitors find spacious suites, regional cuisine, and a typical Six Senses spa.
2. 1108 Wallace Ridge, Beverly Hills, California :
Designed by the Luxford Group and the SAOTA architectural firm, this property spans over 18,000 square feet. It presents an open plan with panoramic views. The main hall, adorned with marble details, and a kitchen equipped with high-end equipment, illustrate attention to detail.
3. Villa Alang Alang, Cannes :
As we mentioned in our previous article on the subject, this villa in Cannes spans over 1,600 square meters. With 8 bedrooms, a spa, a cinema room, and views of the sea, the property combines comfort and biophilic design.
4. The Tree House by KAA Design :
Located in California, this home is surrounded by mature oaks and rare pines. It reflects a desire for symbiosis with nature, integrating sustainable technologies like solar heating and geothermal energy.
5. House of Glittering Leaves by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP :
Positioned against a steep hill, this design navigates the contrast between the park-facing east and north sides and the urban southern and western exposures. The primary living spaces, including the living room, dining, and kitchen, are oriented northwards to capture park views. The unique challenge of ensuring adequate light was tackled by leveraging a prominent camphor tree to the north. Its shimmering leaves, bathed in sunlight, reflect a soft green glow into the space, reminiscent of techniques used in traditional Japanese tea rooms.
Biophilic design offers an interesting alternative to traditional architecture, allowing residents to reconnect with nature. For those wishing to explore this approach further, other resources, like the article “Indoor Gardens- Let The Nature Inside” from another blog, can be consulted.