Designing an interior scheme for a hotel is a difficult task. Creating a beautiful guest room alongside stunning shared spaces that appeal to the emotions of every single guest that enters the lobby while simultaneously anticipating their needs is no mean feat. In reality, it’s virtually impossible to please every hotel guest, but with over 30 years of scientific research into the physiological and psychological benefits of exposure to nature, biophilic design is taking a step towards improving people’s health, wellbeing and happiness.
Biophilic design is a method of designing interiors with human needs in mind. The idea behind the theory is that humans have an innate attraction to nature which can reduce stress, perfect for hotel interiors. This month, industry-recognised Biophilic Design Expert, Oliver Heath, discusses how best to incorporate these design principles into hotel interiors on page 98.
With hospitality design still in mind, on page 49, Studio Noor unveils the rejuvenation of a prestigious hotel, which was constructed in the early 20th century, on page 80, we explore an eco-hotel located in a fishing reserve in Avignon, France, and on page 13, located within the natural resort Azulik is a pioneering, eco-conscious art gallery, designed to foster creativity, awareness and vision in the Yucatan Peninsula by showcasing a roster of prominent international artists.
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