Which Wood Would you Choose?
Architects can find biophilic inspiration from the multitude of natural materials and finishes that, rather than refine away the surface irregularities, highlight the organic elements to further enhance the urban experience.
Biophilic design weaves the patterns and forms of nature into the built environment to strengthen the human-nature connection; with Architects incorporating nature into a space with the want to positively impact people’s mood and at times their health with the design technique used in hospitals, schools, and office spaces.
There are many ways to incorporate biophilic design into a space, but wood is a simple and versatile option.
Wood evokes nature and just the presence of wood has biophilic features. Natural wood grains are shown to stimulate the parasympathetic system and calm you, minimising stress and promoting focus.
With the move towards WOOD IS GOOD in this built environment, Fairview saw the need for a non-combustible, wood alternative product which offers a level of unmatched durability.
For many people, Australia’s harsh weather conditions that are a natural part of the climate make choosing a low maintenance timber alternative a much more attractive and cost-effective option for their projects.
As aesthetically pleasing as timber may be, a wood alternative such as Stryüm with wood grain coating, offers greater durability and flexibility, making it the perfect design alternative to timber.
In Australia’s notoriously harsh weather, solid aluminium alternatives such as Stryüm, take the hassle out of ensuring your project can endure the heat, the cold, the wet and the dry.
Stylish and solid interlocking aluminum wood alternative panels, designed to make a statement; Stryüm offers Architects the ability to deliver a timeless and inspired vision, one that contributes both functionally and aesthetically.
“I entered architecture with the commitment to connect people and nature through the buildings we spend 90% of our time in.”
Amanda Sturgeon | CEO, International Living Future Institute