10 Offices That Feel like You’re Working in a Biodome

We explore the best biophilic design in offices today.

As you stroll into the office of your new job, you suddenly panic and think, “Did I just get transported to the jungle from Jumanji?” But no, you’re just starting at a company who favors your health and wellbeing, as they have brought in lots and lots of office plants. Biophilic design, which “seeks to connect our inherent need to affiliate with nature in the modern built environment,” is all the rage right now. And if you don’t have the budget to hire a full-time horticulturalist like Amazon, we collected some inspirational biophilic design in workplaces around the world in our four-part series on office plants.

Airbnb, San Francisco

We wouldn’t mind renting this space out, complete with a living wall to help keep things clean and green.[caption id="attachment_5838" align="aligncenter" width="619"]

Airbnb Offices via Gensler and Freshome

Airbnb HQ. via Gensler by way of Freshome[/caption]

Etsy, Brooklyn

Now the question is, are these living walls handcrafted by local artisans? [caption id="attachment_5837" align="aligncenter" width="620"]

Etsy HQ Biophilic Office Design

Etsy HQ. via Etsy[/caption]

Sberbank, Moscow

This financial services company takes greenery to a new level, incorporating it via plant life and standard decor.[caption id="attachment_5836" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]

Sberbank Moscow Biophilic Office Design

Sberbank HQ. via Evgeny Luchin and Leonid Somov for Office Snapshots[/caption]

Keppel Land, Ho Chi Minh City

Development company Keppel Land has a new office inspired by the tropical landscape of Vietnam and Singapore.[caption id="attachment_5832" align="aligncenter" width="700"]

Keppel Land Biophilic Office Design

Keppel Land. via Thuc Le for Office Snapshots[/caption]

Management Consulting Firm, Rio de Janeiro

The office of this management consulting firm in Rio brings the green heat inside and outside the office, with jungle-like design and a view of the famous Sugarloaf Mountain.[caption id="attachment_5834" align="aligncenter" width="700"]

Management consulting firm biophilic office design

Management consulting firm. via Renato Navarro on Office Snapshots[/caption]

JOANY, Los Angeles

Health is the main vibe this health insurance concierge wants its inhabitants to experience throughout, including a spherical meeting room called the Growroom where employees can grow food along its walls. [caption id="attachment_5831" align="aligncenter" width="700"]

Joany Biophilic Office Design

Joany. via Wundr Studio on Office Snapshots[/caption]

LinkedIn, San Francisco

Connection is important at LinkedIn, and what better way for humans to connect than next to living walls?[caption id="attachment_5833" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]

LinkedIn Biophilic Office Design

LinkedIn. via Eric Laignel on Office Snapshots[/caption]

Euronet, Warsaw

We feel like we could dive right into the lush living wall at this credit card service company.[caption id="attachment_5830" align="aligncenter" width="700"]

Euronet Biophilic Office Design

Euronet. via Katarzyna Seliga-Wróblewska, Marcin Wróblewski on Office Snapshots[/caption]


Cheers to this vermouth brand’s new digs in Milan, that celebrates the holy cocktail hour with a bar surrounded by a living wall.[caption id="attachment_5839" align="aligncenter" width="700"]

MARTINI biophilic office design

MARTINI. via Il prisma Milano srl on Office Snapshots[/caption]

Oriana Facade, Surat

No surprise that a design firm has a spectacular office with a rooftop retreat we’re really eager to visit.[caption id="attachment_5835" align="aligncenter" width="700"]

Oriana Facade Biophilic Office Design

Oriana Facade. via Photographix | Sebastian + Ira on Office Snapshots[/caption]


How does your office greenery stack up? Share with us @robinpowered. And don't forget to peruse our other posts in this series on office plants here, here, and here.

Plants and Robin are good for your health

Sources: Freshome, Office Snapshots, Vecteezy, Reuters/Telegraph