Bringing the Outside Inside Your Home


This article is part of our latest Design special report, which is about crossing the borders of space, time and media.

The biophilic compulsion to unite indoors and outdoors is leaping beyond the familiar tropes of eco-sustainability — natural fibers, salvaged lumber and the war against carcinogens and toxins. Adherents want not just personal and environmental health but also psychological and spiritual well-being.

He said from 2018 to 2019, he received a 67 percent increase in commissions. But a slice of the outside does not come cheap. He charges $20,000 for a 10-by-10-foot wall, for which he uses more than 600 plants, including philodendrons, orchids, African violets and xanthium. “Each is purposely placed to create a visual ordered chaos,” he said. The “colors, natural patterns of the plants and textures are something we deeply resonate with.”

A number of biophilic projects pay special attention to the transition between exterior and interior. Canopy a residential tower in Hong Kong by Boutique Design offering 54 luxurious duplexes, each surrounded by a private garden, which are about 525 square feet, references in its cylindrical form a tree amid the city’s striking natural landscape.

Gazing out, worshipers see “one particular tree toward the middle left that seems to just reach for the sky — which makes you look up toward the heavens,” said Harvey Sanders, the chair of the temple’s project committee.

The ark admits daylight through glass, and the use of timber, including huge glued laminated arches, creates warmth and recalls the style of historic synagogues in the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth.



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