Monday, July 18, 2011

Biomimicry in the Workplace (Part 2)

This is the second of several posts explaining how we are looking to nature's principles (Life's Principles to be exact) to develop new ways of thinking about our workplace:

Don’t foul your nest. What do we mean by that exactly? Don't use or build with harmful materials or effluents, design with healthy environment in mind and consider Biophilia – human’s preference to be in nature.

Examples from nature:
Throughout nature, there are examples of how animals create “productive”, effective and efficient environments that support life. The unique needs of each species determine what the right environment should be.

Workplace implications:
- Consider air quality and thermal comfort
- Maximize access to natural light
- Maximize views to windows and nature
- Consider green plants, natural materials in the desig
- Provide furniture, technology, task lighting and equipment that support ergonomics

4 comments:

Dr.A.Jagadeesh said...

Excellent post. Biomimicry offers best solutions for comfort at workplaces.

Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India
E-mail: anumakonda.jagadeesh@gmail.com

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Great comments. I think the need for nature is really important. That's why more and more office designers are including plants and even large trees in their office design

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