Building Bridges to Nature - a closer look at one of Archiblox's sustainability principles
Archiblox has articulated its love for sustainability in the 'Archiblox 5 Pillars of Design', highlighting the relationships between nature, human biology, and the design of the built environment, where we live, work and learn.
We always hoped that through this blog, we could share with you more about our philosophy, of which our Sustainable Design Principles are at the very heart. This week, we are focussing on the importance of building bridges to nature through a close relationship between internal and external spaces of a home which can provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
We establish strong connections to nature in our projects through the following ways...
Incorporating nature and natural elements into the built environment
Every aspect of our Archiblox design methodology aims to amplify connections between the built form and natural environment.
These connections have been proven to measurably reduce stress, enhance cognitive function and creativity and expedite healing. This translates into increased productivity, cost savings and reduced turnover.
Green roofs and green walls integrated into the building fabric create a strong connection to nature for building users and helps to seamlessly tie the building into its natural landscape.
Integration with nature
For all Archiblox designs, the architecture is based on passive solar design principles, which enable natural elements to flow through each dwelling. Our optimised orientation creates thermal comfort as it enables cross ventilation and allows sunlight to penetrate deep into the required zones.
Strategically placed shading devices help to naturally shade the internal spaces of the building from the harsh summer sun but can allow the lower lying winter sun to effectively reach and heat the home.
An Archiblox dwelling promises to offer a serene environment to call home
By allowing your Archiblox home to be connected to nature, every day is a chance to restore yourself and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Our designs aim to inspire clients to take the time to really seek the inward shelter of their home and its surrounds to relax and recharge.
By taking time to oneself, we become more mindful and aware of our surroundings and more open to seeking new challenges.
Small footprint design
With a greener footprint, our designs seek to benefit health, productivity and provide economic gains on utility bills.
In the commercial sphere, the financial advantages of biophilic design range from remarkable sales boost in retail stores, to taxpayer savings, strengthened immune systems, and an interface for safer urban communities.
We will continue to share and guide you through our sustainable design philosophy in the coming weeks. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter,
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