With over 30 years of scientific research into the physiological and psychological benefits of exposure to nature, biophilic design aims to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Here, industry-recognised biophilic Design Expert, Oliver Heath, discusses how best to incorporate these design principles into hotel interior design.
The ultimate installation in space and light that allows you to break from interior norms, orangeries and garden rooms create amazing new open spaces with an abundance of light, opening the door to a myriad of design possibilities.
The eco-hotel is located in a fishing reserve in Avignon, France. The 10 suites evoke primitive buildings on the shore of the lake; floating on the water like rafts or on pilots like palafittes. The architectural work perfectly matches with the lacustrine tubes from which it resumes and rationalises the elegant vertical thrust. The different densities of the vertical wooden screens around the hut guarantees the privacy of its customers as well as repairing them from the sun and the wind.
For those working in the antique rug world, the differences among Persian and Oriental rugs are clear. For the average person, though, such differences aren’t so obvious. But the weavers who produced fine Persian and other antique rugs tell their stories in every stitch.
Kitchens have become a focal point for the home – not only are they a space designed for families to cook together but a space for entertaining and bringing people together. It’s no wonder Bisque is regularly asked “which radiator is best for the kitchen?”. Of course, the answer will depend on the specifics of the kitchen.