a biophilic year

a biophilic year:
365 thoughts on the essence and practice of biophilic design

the book

What is biophilic design? And why does it matter so much now?

A biophilic year captures the essence of biophilic thinking and design in a compact form. Through 365 aphorisms, the book explores the connections of biophilic thinking with sustainability, interior design and architecture, urban planning, and the way in which we see the world as a whole.

Offering insights and suggesting practical design advice, A biophilic year seeks to inspire action and stimulate further reflection on the value of placing people and nature at the very top of the design brief.

This book is suitable for practitioners, students and enthusiasts in the fields of interior design, architecture, landscape design, environmental studies, and urban planning

connection: on people and nature
perspective: the role of designed spaces
experience: the practice of biophilic design
integration: biophilic cities and the future

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why a book of aphorisms?

This is a book that requires engagement from the reader’s perspective.
It’s not only about reading but it’s about reflecting, finding new ways to bring nature in designed spaces and designed spaces close to nature.

Why a book of aphorisms?
Because sometimes a concise sentence is more powerful than long pages of words. The beauty of aphorisms is that reading the same words at different times often yields a different thought. And two people reading the same words could come up with different ideas.

This is the strength of this book: being a guide that leaves space for imagination and interpretation, setting a direction for creative thinking to unfold.

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from book to blog

A biophilic year is a book that doesn’t end on paper. Instead, it continues on the pages of the blog.

Named after the book, the blog column a biophilic year expands on elements of biophilic thinking and design taken from the book.

This is an interactive series, and if you have the book you’re welcome to reach out and request which topic you'd like to see next on the blog!

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printing details

print on demand
This book gets printed only when ordered. Although it means allowing 3 to 5 days for printing, this method prevents waste from overproduction, inventory and unsold stock, manufacturing only what is necessary.

optimized transportation
Taking advantage of a global network of printers, this book gets printed and shipped from the facility located closest to the delivery address, thus minimizing the impact of transportation.
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certified paper
All partner printing facilities use FSC-certified, lead and acid-free buffered paper made from wood-based pulp.
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€ 34.90