An important element of designing for wellbeing are designs that connect us to nature. As humans, we have tendencies to seek connections with nature and when designs and spaces connect us to nature it is proven to not only boost mental and physical wellbeing but it also increases productivity and reduces stress levels. Nature and natural elements have a positive effect on our wellbeing and it is important to put some thought creating a space that connects us with nature – it’s more than just having a pot plant or two around your home.
Creating a home that brings you closer to nature doesn’t have to be an impossible process, some important elements to consider when designing for comfort and well-being are:
Natural textures and materials
Views to nature and landscape
These are all elements that bring the design closer to nature and make it possible in creating a relationship between humans and nature.
A key objective in creating a seamless connection between indoors and outdoors is creating a well-lit and ventilated space which offers views and spatial continuity from inside to outside. Having large windows and sliding doors help in making the garden an extension of your home rather than a separate space. Keeping consistent finishes and materials palette makes it possible to achieve a seamless and harmonious indoor to outdoor connection. Here are some of our past projects that take into consideration and incorporate nature into the architectural design.
First Avenue Photographer: Tatjana Plitt Photography
MacKennel Street Photographer: Aaron Pocock Photography