Biophilic Design in Action

Indoor Gardens with Preserved Plants
Sponsored by Garden on the Wall®
By Kathy Price-Robinson

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe biophilic design and its effect on occupants of workspaces, healthcare, and hospitality.
  2. Explain how plants are preserved and used in indoor gardens.
  3. Define the design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of indoor gardens and planters created with all-natural, preserved plants.
  4. Discuss the importance of third-party testing and qualified installers for safety and sustainability.
  5. Identify several applications of preserved-plant gardens that bring biophilic design to workspaces, healthcare facilities, and hospitality venues.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IDCEC
1 IDCEC CEU/HSW
GBCI
1 GBCI CE Hour
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Biophilic design is the latest frontier in creating indoor environments that help people feel, work, learn, and heal better. The design philosophy seeks to create indoors the patterns of nature that humans are naturally attuned to. This includes natural light and nature views, natural materials like wood and stone, and plants. While vertical walls of living plants seem to satisfy this human need for exposure to nature, the upkeep and maintenance of these assemblies has proven onerous. That accounts for the growing interest in striking installations of all-natural, preserved plants that require virtually no maintenance but that deliver a power immersive experience of nature. And why not? The plants are all-natural, albeit with their sap replaced with a non-toxic solution, and without the pruning, watering, leaking of systems, and burden of care that their live counterparts require. This course introduces the learner to the biophilic benefits of preserved plant gardens for indoor use and provides high-profile examples where these installations are already benefiting building occupants, building managers, and building owners.

Biophillic Design

 

Garden on the Wall<sup>®</sup> Garden on the Wall® is an award-winning provider of turn-key, Maintenance-free Garden Installations exclusively for interiors. Our gardens are created with All Natural Preserved Plants. Our mission is to elevate the spirits of occupants by bringing maintenance free nature-art installations to imaginative designed spaces; making these places better to live in and enjoy.

 

Originally published in March 2022

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