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Singapore 30.08.2021

From nature to project: the biophilic design

THE GREEN WAY

After the "circuit breaker" experience due to Covid-19, designers in Singapore wonder about the role of design in everyday life. A year and a half later, for many people home is more than a simple space where to live. Office and private sphere coexist in the same rooms, with the risk of making the environments increasingly sterile.

The solution? The "green" way. For designers, it is important to restore a strong connection with nature, creating an extension of the internal space in the external one. This means conceiving plants as a design object, creating ventilated spaces and using antimicrobial and ultralight materials to ensure flexibility to interiors.

THE BIOPHILIC DESIGN

Among the most interesting works, Ming Kuang - a Singaporean biophilic designer – wants to reconnect people to nature. To do so, he creates terrariums and indoor moss installations, suitable both for offices and houses. Beyond their aesthetic value, Kuang’s creations play a double role: on one hand, they contribute to increase productivity thanks to the sound-absorbing function; on the other hand, they positively influence the psychophysical well-being – extremely important during a pandemic - thus rebalancing stress levels. A new way to meet the new need of everyday life.

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Rita Bonucchi

MANAGER SINGAPORE

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