The positive benefits of specifying plants for both interiors and exteriors are extensive. They play an important role in the much larger puzzle of biophilic design and green infrastructure.
What is Biophilia?
Biophilia is our innate need as human beings to connect with nature. It encapsulates our connection with all things biological and natural. Whilst the built environment cannot exactly replicate wild landscapes, it can mimic nature and biodiversity. With urbanisation of our planet on the rise and predicted to reach 7 billion people living in cities by the end of this century, how we use plants in our cities can have a significant impact on improving the lives of city dwellers worldwide. By just 2025 56% of the global population will reside in cities, consuming 70% of the world’s energy (Arup Cities Alive) – these facts make the urgency for introducing more plants into our cities offices and homes more crucial.
Introducing plants, trees, living walls, green roofs and rain-gardens into our cities invigorates our connection with nature (biophilia) thus improving health and well-being, this has a solid impact on the productivity of people both at work and play making the case for greening up existing property assets and incorporating green amenity space at point of development crucial for the long-term vision of our cities and health of city dwellers and workers.
Our teams will design smart installations to assist our clients with functional horticultural content to bring maximum benefits to interiors. We can incorporate not only traditional planted combinations but also use our considerable living walls and moss walls expertise to create a 'menu' of interior greening options to style interiors in the healthiest way possible.
Interior Landscape Design
Scotscape offer our clients full interior planting assessments and designs which incorporate functional horticultural content, unique bespoke green solutions, living walls and planted combinations to inspire and invigorate building users connection with nature.