Client: Private Client

Location: Derbyshire

Biophilic inspired building design that seamlessly blends nature and architecture. This project embodies the concept of serenity, drawing inspiration from the natural environment to create a harmonious and tranquil living space. With emphasis on maximizing natural light, incorporating lush greenery, and utilizing natural materials, this substantial family home provides a private haven amidst the bustling world.

What is Biophilic Design?

Biophilic design is an innovative approach to architecture and interior design that seeks to connect people with nature by incorporating natural elements, patterns, and materials into the built environment. This design philosophy aims to enhance human well-being, productivity, and creativity by creating spaces that mimic the natural world, such as integrating greenery, natural light, water features, and organic shapes. By fostering a deeper connection to nature, biophilic design promotes a sense of calm, reduces stress, and improves overall health and happiness for occupants.

Architectural Design

Our design philosophy revolves around creating connections between indoor and outdoor spaces, blurring the boundaries. Framed windows and strategically placed skylights flood the interiors with an abundance of natural light, forging a sense of openness and freedom. The serenity of the surrounding landscape flows effortlessly into the living spaces, creating a soothing atmosphere that promotes relaxation and well-being.

We’ve carefully curated finishing materials, using reclaimed wood, natural stone, and living walls, to further enhance the occupiers connection to nature. These materials infuse warmth and a touch of greenery into the living spaces, elevating the overall experience.

Interior Design

The interior decor echoes the serenity concept, embracing minimalist aesthetics, and focusing on simplicity and harmony. Each element, from furniture to decor, has been selected with great care to seamlessly complement the architectural building design.

Real interior planting throughout the living spaces not only enhances the visual appeal but also promotes better air quality and overall well-being. Greenery permeates every corner, bringing a touch of nature indoors, fostering a connection to the outside world.


The carefully designed spaces embrace clean lines and uncluttered layouts, allowing the mind to wander freely and experience true calm.

To augment the sense of calm and continuity, internal floor level changes were thoughtfully integrated. This division of spaces subtly defines different functional areas while maintaining an unobstructed flow, harmonizing the entire living environment.

Planning Permission

In 2022, our team secured outline planning permission for two expansive dwellings on this exclusive, ample plot. With the green light received, we are now progressing to the next stage by submitting an application for ‘reserved matters.’ This phase involves providing comprehensive details for the meticulous design of each building, ensuring that every aspect is carefully considered and portrayed. As we move forward, our focus remains on creating an exceptional and harmonious living space that complements the surrounding environment while adhering to the highest standards of architectural excellence.

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