So how does Biophilia change the mind set in the workplace and bring benefits to the employers and employees?
Water is essential for our survival, right? However, consider how much we take it for granted! When our ancestors lived in a more natural environment, they had to be close to a reliable source of water in order to survive. This may be why we instinctively feel reassured when we can see or hear water.
If you already have water in your environment, use it effectively. Perhaps you have a built-in water feature, in an atrium for instance, or even a tank of tropical fish. Then design some plant displays to draw attention to it. You might have a nice view over a water feature, pond or lake in the grounds of your building. Try and make sure the water features are visible and brought into the landscape design.
Art - Scenes of lakes, water falls, rivers and the sea can add a welcome dash of nature to the sterile environs of many modern buildings. Go for a large-scale picture or even a mural if you can.
Sound effects - Although this may cause a sudden rush to washrooms, you should consider including the sound of running water, babbling streams or even waves breaking on a beach in your building. Gentle, subtle sound effects are easy to add to the full sensory mix.The sight and sound of water can really bring an interior landscape to life! It adds to the sensory experience of your buildings. In addition to the visual appeal of water, the sound and smell can add an extra dimension.