Hala Yousef, head of sustainability, Cundall in MENA talks about biophilia
Biophilia is Latin for “Love of life”, later popularised by Enrich Fromm in his work to describe the biological drive toward self-preservation. When many of us think of the term “Biophilia”, we associate it with having indoor plants, however, the term and concept goes well beyond indoor plants. At Cundall, we’ve had the privilege to explore many aspects of introducing biophilic design into our indoor spaces and have discovered some interesting and insightful results.
When we designed our London office to the WELL Building Standard, we not only introduced plants but also had the entire space mimic features of outdoor spaces with curve-like wooden trusses intertwining the plants, ambient natural lighting,