Biophilic Design emphasizes light and space and the relationship between the space and the natural elements it incorporates.
Today, high-end hotels and commercial environments take great advantage of the use. Spaces that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor areas use plant walls, woods and stone, water features, glass, open space, natural light, views of nature, and nature-inspired architectural patterns. They offer a tactile and visual experience. Hotel examples vary from the Tozeur in Tunisia, built around a palm tree grove, to the Manai Project, where architects design treehouses in the shapes of seed-pods behind the National Singapore Zoo and night safari.
One of the best examples for a commercial venue was created for Apple by Eckersley O'Callaghan and Nigel Young at Foster+Partners Studio for the Apple Store, Macau, Sands Cotai. Talk about a grand scale. Below, you are looking at the retail floor's interior with bamboo planters cascading up into the light lantern.