Recycled Wood as a Biophilic Design Element
“Biophilic Design” is a philosophy of biophilic design that emphasizes integration with life and nature. Based on the research and findings of Biologist Edward Wilson, Biophilic Design connects people to nature in their interiors, which has a positive impact on their health and wellbeing. Biophilic design can reduce stress, improve learning, increase productivity and creativity, expedite healing and therefore, is crucial for producing well-balanced work spaces, health-care facilities, or any other interior space. The Biophilia effect spans a broad range of elements that include positive personal responses to views of nature, use of organic forms and patterns, and use of natural materials, and lighting.
Many of the world’s top offices, retail stores, restaurants, education centers, hospitals and even banks use recycled wood because reclaimed wood supports a connection to nature and has been shown to help people feel better, heal faster and be more productive and social. Recycled wood with texture and character will help peoples relate the material more closely with nature. Time after time, recycled wood proves that it’s one of the most flexible green building materials.
Why RECYCLED WOOD is the best material?
- Recycled wood is the best material , because it’s natural, insulating and warm building material. Uses of wood as a structural or finishing material not only offer aesthetic beauty, but enhances indoor air quality, acoustics, thermal comfort, and energy efficiency. Perhaps most notably, it also has biophilic benefits—the innate wellness humans feel towards nature.
- Recycled wood adapts very well to its surroundings and will amplify the existing aesthetic of a space; adds sophistication and elegance; creates a calm environment and reduces stress.
- Wood structures require less embodied energy, are responsible for lower air and water pollution, and have a lighter carbon footprint than other commonly used building materials such as steel and concrete – are ultimately healthier and more comfortable.
- Recycled wood naturally improves indoor air quality due to its hypoallergenic characteristics, from easy-to-clean surfaces to humidity moderation.
- Recycled wood is the material of choice for architects and designers seeking to deliver the highest-quality acoustic performance, as it is naturally sound-dampening and offers excellent noise control.
- Human exposure to nature indoors, including wood, is directly linked to positive psycho-physiological responses.
Of course, recycled wood has numerous benefits no matter where it’s used, but it has a unique ability to enhance the design of the built environment in which it lives.