The Future of Cities: Rewilding with Biophilic Design

Client: Rewilding Groups

Location: Worldwide

Status: Research installation


Rewilding and Biophilic Synergy

We believe that rewilding and biophilic design can enhance and complement each other. I have personally given international lectures with colleagues from Singapore and the UK, emphasizing the importance of biophilic design within rewilding strategies.

This installation repurposes wooden beams into tree-abstracted shapes, creating habitats for various animals. The design captures a moment in time where different animals interact with the installation. Each interaction is visually recorded and merged into a composite image, illustrating the potential for urban biodiversity.

Enhancing Urban Wildlife and Transforming Spaces

The ultimate goal is to support both large and small wildlife within urban areas. Animals are communities just like humans, and we, as caretakers, should develop ideas to benefit them. This installation invites viewers to spot the animals, highlighting our interconnectedness and collective responsibility.

Biophilic design challenges the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces, integrating elements of interiors, landscapes, architecture, and art to promote healing and well-being. Rewilding the City’s Backyard demonstrates the transformative power of combining biophilic design with rewilding strategies. This approach not only enhances biodiversity but also creates enriching urban environments, fostering a profound connection between people and nature.

Green Healing Cities

Our vision is to create green healing cities through biophilic design. By interweaving interiors, public spaces, parks, buildings, and streets, we aim to make urban areas healthier and more sustainable, enhancing the human-nature relationship.

As urbanization continues to grow, the future of cities depends on innovative approaches that integrate nature into everyday life. Rewilding and biophilic design offer a blueprint for creating cities that are not only functional but also resilient, sustainable, and enriching for their inhabitants. By incorporating natural elements and rewilding strategies, cities can improve air quality, reduce heat islands, and provide restorative environments for residents and animals.

New Collaborations

In addition to this project, we have been asked to design the complete interior of the new office for Rewilding Europe. This organization is dedicated to restoring wild nature and wildlife across Europe, creating landscapes that are richer in biodiversity and more resilient to climate change. Our design for their office integrates the same principles showcased in Rewilding the City’s Backyard, ensuring that the workspace itself becomes a living example of biophilic design. This approach will foster a deep connection with nature, promoting well-being and productivity for its occupants.

By bridging the concepts of rewilding and biophilic design, both projects aim to transform environments into spaces that nurture life, promote sustainability, and encourage a harmonious coexistence between humans and the natural world.

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