Published on: 9th July 2018
Views away from the office allow the eyes to adjust and refocus, reducing employee fatigue, headaches and eye strain. Ideally views should be aesthetically pleasing with views of the outdoors having the additional benefit of daylighting as discussed earlier.
Studies show that introducing indoor planting to an office can improve productivity, concentration as well the indoor air quality. Adding indoor plants is not the only way to encourage a biophilic workspace, interiors and artwork can be designed to mimic shapes and forms found in nature and natural soundscapes can be used with the additional benefit of masking noise. Incorporating views of nature in urban environment can often be tricky, however creating courtyards, atriums and sky gardens can be a solution that should be considered when designing.
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