There’s more than one way to embrace the environment at home, writes Richard Warren
There’s more than one way to embrace the environment at home
More than half the world’s population live in cities, yet even as we gather closer in concrete clusters, our desire to be closer to nature increases. This is expressed in a number of ways in the urban environment, such as a push for carbon negative homes that cause minimal damage to the environment, and winter gardens, where we can enjoy greenery all year round whatever the weather.
James Fenner, whose consultancy, Silk Road, helps property developers “rewild” their projects by ensuring greenery features in their designs, says he finds people increasingly want homes connected to nature, not technology. Trees, flowers, grass and bushes are good for people’s mental and physical health, he says. “Being close to nature is better for all of us and should be embraced at every opportunity. If not, we’ll be surrounded by concrete and screens; Darwin would be appalled.”
GREEN RETREAT The 8,700sqft indoor garden at the Landmark Pinnacle in London