As we edge into summer, we are working with an increasing number of new build and renovation clients who are keen to connect their living and outside spaces. You may have heard of the term ‘Biophilia’ which means ‘a love of nature’. In architecture, Biophilic design is the way in which we incorporate nature into our designs, contributing to the health and well-being of our clients.
Embrace The Outdoors
With eco-homes, we achieve a connection with nature through incorporating green roofs, plants, and even living walls into our designs,
However, this isn’t limited to eco architecture. Whether it’s a classical extension or contemporary self-build, there are so many innovative ways in which we can embrace the outdoors from within.
While each project is unique, there is always an emphasis on natural light, and clients often ask us to feature large windows and patio doors in our designs, resulting in a light filled home.
Taking in views and light from above is just as important and can be achieved with stunning roof lanterns. These also create a sense of extra space and can transform a dining area.
When positioning large expanses of glass, we ensure that we capture the best views from the inside, while considering how it will look on the exterior.
If you have stunning views, you might like to consider the addition of a balcony from your master suite. Just imagine waking up with nature every day.
Henry and Fiona asked us to bring more light into their family home, located just outside of Guildford in Surrey. We worked closely with them to create a design that opened up their living space and connected the kitchen/dining area with the beautifully landscaped garden. We used mirror materials inside and out to create a seamless feel.
Inspiration From Our Experts
If you are planning a home refurbishment or self-build project and would like to find out how we can assist, please contact us here.