Salvedge Sustainable Design Ltd
is a biophilic, urban and interior design consultancy.
Biophilic design is architecture which supports our innate desire to be close to nature. Which can help improve the overall Health and Well Being of our clients, in the cities and buildings that they occupy.
As designers adhering to Biophilic Design principles and positively promoting a relationship between the interior of a building and the external environment, has better outcomes for e.g. patients with access to gardens, natural light and fresh air; students also perform better in eco-classrooms; employees are more productive when their office work-spaces allows nature a place to flourish.
What is Biophilic Design?
'Specialists in biophilic design'
Why Biophilic Design Matters
In his 1984 ‘Biophilia Hypothesis', eminent US biologist Edward O Wilson proposed that humans share a deep seated desire to be with nature, and that exposure to the natural world is therefore important for human health and well-being. Nowhere better for clear evidence of this is in Japan, where Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing Therapy), has been a cornerstone of their medicine since the 1980s.
Evidence based research further indicates that it is becoming increasingly clear that biophilia has a real and measurable impact on improving human performance metrics such as productivity, physiological as well as psychological health and well-being, stress reduction, creativity and learning.
Also, with the finite limitations of many of our natural resources creeping even closer every year; as well as biophilia, we also promote Cradle to Cradle (C2C) principles. In which we align biophilic design strategies with the Circular Economy, for helping prolong the life cycle of a building.
The Spine: The Royal College of Physicians new HQ, Liverpool Salvedge Sustainable Design Ltd working with AHR Architects providing biophilic design consultancy.
Mary Rushton-Beales, IALD, The Lighting Design House, and Steve Edge, Salvedge Sustainable Design Ltd, discuss creating the built environment that embraces mindfulness and health.
'Nothing is particularly hard if divided into small jobs'
'Be the change that you want to see in the world'
SECTORS WE WORK WITH
Hotels & Leisure
Bars & Restaurants
Museums & Exhibitions
Sectors we work with:
Who we collaborate with:
Interior & 3D Designers
Design & Build Contractors
Landscape Architects & Urban Designers
Facilities & Estates Managers
Property Developers & Owners