• 2021-01-06

Essentially, this design initiative acknowledges and redefines how to incorporate nature and organic elements within our indoor environments. Research has shown that our surroundings can greatly affect our mood, stress level and our overall health. In order to successfully achieve this concept, it’s imperative to know the characteristics that make this trend come to life.

An important element that contributes to Biophilic design is the integration of natural materials. Terrazzo is a recycled flooring system dated back from 500 years ago, that can be made up of glass, granite and quartz, porcelain or marble. Its known for sustainability and performance within high traffic areas and no limitations in design opportunities.

Terrazzo in Hospitality

The Fairlane Hotel located in Nashville’s trendy Business and Arts District illustrates Biophilic influence by incorporating interior plants, natural light and Terrazzo. New York based designers, Reunion, created an invigorating space and memorable experience for guests.

According to “Hotels Are Embracing Biophilic Design“, key characteristics include:

  • Use of sustainably sourced materials / Local materials
  • Living green walls / Vertical gardens
  • Direct and indirect exposure to nature / Varying height & randomness
  • Exposure to natural lighting / Dynamic and diffuse light

Terrazzo in Multi-family

AMbius research states that “subtle, sensory aspects of your office, such as plants, can help you to attract and retain the very best clients and employees. They can also have a significant impact on the perception, collective well-being, productivity and therefore profitability of your operation.”

Our brand, IOKA is the premier flooring system to achieve Biophilic Design.  Contact us to receive terrazzo samples for your next Biophilic inspired project at ben@iokastone.com !

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