There are three main strategies for incorporating biophilic elements into the built environment:
Nature in the space refers to the comfort occupants feel when their environment is thoughtfully filled with fresh air, natural daylight, water features, plant life, and views to nature.
Natural analogues include the use of natural materials and representations of nature through art and conceptual design.
Nature of the space refers to a series of spatial patterns that are found in preferred landscapes, including “prospect”, or views to open spaces, and “refuge”, or comfort in a protective, enclosed area.
Biophilic design | Swiss Re - Centre for Global Dialogue