Humans have an inherent, evolutionary inclination to affiliate with their natural environment. It is vital that we maintain a respectful relationship to the the world beyond ourselves of which we are a part.
The power of this positive relationship between our biologic and built environments can result in improved human health and true lasting change for our earth. This connection is critical for improving our mental and physical well being by soothing and supporting our senses which can result in reducing stress, igniting curiosity, increasing productivity and creativity alongside lowering stress hormone and physical fatigue levels. It can also seek to reduce the staggering negative impact of the building industry by reducing loss of biological diversity, natural resource depletion, pollution and atmospheric degradation.
Biophillic Design integrates naturally occurring elements of our natural world into an interior realm instead of just implementing stringent sustainable design strategies that are considered bad or good. This is in turn can support sustainable solutions and strategies to address water conservation, energy efficiency, reducing pollution, recycling and integrating rapidly renewable materials into every home we design.
Haas Habitats integrates naturally occurring elements of our natural world into an interior realm in order to effectively design differently with purpose.