On Nature, Biophilic Design, and Illumination

When it comes to building your dream home in Singapore, you can’t go wrong when you’ve got luminaires and smart home systems with the latest technology. However, many homeowners often neglect one crucial element when building their home — nature. Incorporating nature and biophilic design in your living spaces do more than beautify the place— it makes for a better quality of life and optimised living.

Blending Nature and Technology makes for a more optimised living. Pictured: Line Exposed V2.
Designed by Archetype Studio

Striking a balance between these two aspects are how you can transform your living space from a mere house into a home. With that being said, here are some tips on how you can incorporate nature into your lighting set-up. 


A Touch of Greenery

Bringing the outdoors indoors.
Pictured: Privy & SiO2_50W_2A/GS.PL from the LAB2.1 


It is no secret that surrounding your interiors with greenery can do you good— they are often pleasing to look at, and add visual variety to monochrome spaces. But how does this tie into the lighting aspect of your home?


Simply put, houseplants have a visually soothing effect on the eye, and can filter out airborne particles and irritants to the eye. Combined with the low UGR (Unified Glare Rating) of Halo Mini and Isa V3, these luminaires can help to establish an environment that is soothing on the eyes with a high Colour Rendering Index of the luminaires that renders nature's truest colours to your eyes.


Designed to be miniature with diameters of up to 100mm and 75mm respectively, interiors benefit from a clutter-free ceiling outlook. In the long run, the combination of greenery and low-UGR luminaires can help boost overall health and general wellbeing— the kind of benefits you’d like to have in your home.

The Isa V3 boasts a low UGR of 2, creating low glare and increased visual comfort.


Blending Nature with Natural and Artificial Light

A balance of Natural and Artificial light. Designed by Archetype Studio
Pictured: Cube.


Incorporating nature goes beyond utilising greenery to beautify your home, another way nature can transform your space is through utilising both daylight and artificial light. As Simon Chiang, co-founder of local design firm Archetype Studio said on our last instalment of Sol Meets, 


 “Light should be viewed as an assistant to highlight the special features of the home. Personally, natural daylight and shadows are my guides in how one navigates through their home. Artificial lighting should be planned to work in harmony with natural light. [...] daylight and shadows animate the façade, while at night, concealed Sol Luminaire LEDs provide a subtle glow to the façade, allowing it to take on a different character through the 24 hours of the day.”


The Circadian Rhythm
Domus Smart Home system in action at the Sol Luminaire gallery. 


 The term “biophilia” refers to humanity’s innate love for nature. From that stems biophilic design, a method of designing that looks to nature for solutions to everyday problems. If you find yourself constantly going to bed a little too late and waking up a little too early, you might find a solution for your troubles in Domus’s biophilic Smart Home solutions. 


Sol Luminaire’s Smart Home partner, Domus’s system integrates solutions inspired by nature, such as the Circadian Rhythm, into your lighting rig. For example, having your home illuminated with 3000K lighting in the day for optimal productivity during work-from-home hours, before having your lights automatically dim to a cosy 2000K in the evening, creating the ideal environment for relaxation as you kick back and unwind after a hard day’s work. 



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 Sol Luminaire is located at 395 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399791. the LAB2.1 is located at 399 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399793.