Biophilic design is able to reduce stress, increase creativity and lucid thinking and improve wellness.
Worldwide culture and society have always used nature for building public and domestic space, such as the gardens and courtyards of the Alhambra in Spain, the fish used for porcelain bowls in ancient China, the aviary near Teotihuacan (Mexico City), the bonsais in Japanese homes, the use of papyrus in the ponds round the apartments of Egyptian nobility, the German orchards in the course of the Middle Ages and the hanging gardens of Babylon.
In recent years there has been a constant increase in works connected with the overlapping of neuroscience and architecture, in both the research field and in construction practice, while green building is starting to incorporate biophilia, above all regarding the quality of interior environments and the connection formed with a place.
Recently biophilic design is being applied as a complementary strategy for facing stress in workplaces, students´ performance, patients´ recovery and challenges connected with wellness.
This has led, on the occasion of SIA Hospitality Design (Hall B3), to the exhibition Biophilic Retreat Hotel & SPA, by Wellness Design with architect Stefano Pediconi.
The focus is on guests, whose wellbeing is developed all around, from the bedrooms to the SPA, from the Reception to the Relaxation zone.
Materials and atmospheres, equipment and technology all contribute to make visitors feel perfectly at home in a modern Retreat.
In fact, ´retreat´ is the term used internationally in the new wellness facilities in which guests, as if in a ´refuge´, can concentrate on developing and implementing the concepts of wellness found in spas all over the world.