Biophilic Design

Biophilic design is gaining popularity as society seeks to grow its symbiotic relationship with the natural world.

Studies show that increasing our connectivity to the natural environment through biophilic design can help to reduce stress levels and promotes a greener and more sustainable urban environment. 

Biophilic design as an architectural approach, focuses on immersing our living spaces in direct aspects of nature such as light, air, water, plants and natural landscapes. We can also incorporate indirect natural elements through thoughtful choice of materials, colours and shapes.  

An example of such architecture is the One Central Park building in Sydney. The development consists of a five-story shopping centre, a public park and two residential towers. The two plant covered towers hold one of the tallest green walls in the world and a panel of 320 suspended mirrors reflect sunlight down to the lower levels of the development – all to improve the quality of modern high-rise living. 

Biophilic Design at Anden Coogee

At Central Element one of our guiding design principles is to incorporate numerous strategies to promote a greener, healthier and more efficient way of life that treads lightly on the planet. Our recently launched development in Coogee, Anden focuses on principles of sustainability and wellness incorporated to the design.

The central focus of Anden is the substantial open community space that unfolds through tiered lawns. 

The building features green walls, photovoltaic panels, communal vegetable gardens, solar panels and rainwater collection to promote passive heating and cooling. The gardens set an uplifting mood and invite greenery into the residence from the common areas. One of the key sustainability aspects of the Anden was the retention of the existing Art Deco building. This reduced the amount of new materials needed, wastage and energy used. Anden’s grand staircase was designed to allow the entry of natural light which encourages use over the lifts and promotes everyday health and wellbeing. 

The developments open design staircase brings the outside in. 

Anden’s light-filled homes offer large terraces and courtyards to admit sea breezes and create a sense of connection with the landscaped greenery. The interiors boast materials of stone, marble and timber to mimic the natural beauty of the coastal environment it resides in.

Anden’s homes are built around notions of freedom, sunshine and escape. 

Biophilic at Balmoral

We recently commenced construction of our boutique development, The Balmoral Collection, at one of Sydney’s most treasured harbourside suburbs – Balmoral. This unique residential development will have warm, natural materials, floor to ceiling glazing and large stacking doors to draw the garden into the light-filled interiors and promote a sense of calm. 

The Balmoral Collection. Coastal living at its finest 

At Central Element, biophilic design is a principle and philosophy that resonates deeply with our own values and allows us to push the boundaries of what constitutes a residence.

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