Written by a leading proponent of biophilic design, this is the only practical guide to biophilic design principles for interior designers. Describing the key benefits, principles and processes of biophilic design, Nature Inside illustrates the implementation of biophilic design in interior design practice, across a range of international case studies – at different scales, and different typologies. Starting with the principles of biophilic design, and the principles and processes in practice, the book then showcases a variety of interior spaces – residential, retail, workplace, hospitality, education, healthcare and manufacturing. The final chapter looks ‘outside the walls’, giving a case study at the campus and city scale. With practical guidance and real-world solutions that can be directly-applied in day-to-day practice, this is a must-have for designers interested in applying biophilic principles.

chapter |9 pages


What is Biophilia and what does it Mean for Buildings and Spaces?

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

The Scientific and Business Case for Biophilic Design

chapter Chapter 2|21 pages

Biophilia in the Design Process

chapter Chapter 3|25 pages

INtimate Scale: Biophilic Arts and Craftsmanship

chapter Chapter 4|23 pages

In the Home: Cherished Residences

chapter Chapter 5|15 pages

In the School: Supportive Learning

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

In the Store: Enticing Retail

chapter Chapter 7|19 pages

In the Office: Focused and Creative Workspaces

chapter Chapter 8|17 pages

In the Hotel: Exceptional Guest Experiences

chapter Chapter 9|19 pages

In the Hospital: Effective Healing Environments

chapter Chapter 10|11 pages

In the Factory: Productive Manufactories

chapter Chapter 11|17 pages

In the Community: Convivial Civic Spaces

chapter |1 pages

Closing Thoughts