Bringing Nature Indoors with Neolith: The Future of Urban Design

Bringing the Outdoors In: Biophilia and Greentecture as Urban Design Solutions


Urban trends like Biophilia and Greentecture emerged from our need to connect to nature. Neolith sintered stone offer a sustainable solution by blending indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a natural ambiance across building facades and interiors.

According to the trends book Inspiring Living For Tomorrow Lifestyle Trends 2024 by Neolith, cities are gradually beginning to enjoy the benefits of a green approach to their planning, fostering more sustainable urbanisation which reduces the temperature in major cities, mitigates pollution and fosters natural environmental resilience.

Neolith surfaces offer a comprehensive and sustainable response to this need which puts an end to the “inside” and “outside” dichotomy, creating a natural atmosphere through buildings facades all the way to household interiors.

Bringing nature home

To create a rational and emotional mix between “inside” and “outside”, it is necessary to balance natural resources, innovation, and new materials supported by technology, creativity, and design.

Neolith Himalaya Crystal Vida Project

Neolith is striving to create a world of fresh surface experiences, from contemporary outdoor kitchens to building and home facades. The goal is to eliminate the barrier between indoor and outdoor spaces and enable seamless extension of living spaces. This approach creates hybrid areas that offer maximum comfort and design excellence throughout the year, with a range of colours, designs, textures, and finishes that enable unique projects.


Penthouses, terraces, porches, pools, gardens, furniture and outdoor kitchens… they’re all undergoing a deep transformation and being re-invented under one main premise: to become fundamental places in people’s daily lives at home irrespective of the season.

Future forward: bioclimatic facades

With cities producing 70% of the world’s CO2 emissions, urban planners and architects have a key role to play in the creation of more environmentally friendly buildings to combat climate change.

Neolith sintered stone is being used on the exteriors of various buildings such as residential, commercial, and institutional ones, due to their sustainability and aesthetic qualities.

Made with all-natural products, mostly recycled, these surfaces facilitate air circulation which diffuses any water vapours from the inside out, facilitating facade “breathing” to prevent condensation between panels.

Neolith Zaha Stone MCA Esplanade

What’s more, Neolith sintered stone stand out due to their thermal insulation, which eliminates thermal bridges and, therefore, changes in temperature within the building to achieve energy savings of more than 40%. At the same time, they offer solar protection, creating thermal comfort inside buildings by preventing excessive heating in summer. They also enhance acoustic insulation due to the fact that the facade system is comprised of different layers, which increases the level of acoustic absorption. Impermeability is another advantage: the chimney effect generated by the air chamber prevents water filtrations and protects the building structure.

The Neolith Group has a strong commitment to sustainability. Having recently achieved a Zero Waste and EcoVadis certification, the company has been recognised for its excellent waste management practices and commitment to a circular economy. The EcoVadis certification recognises the company’s environmental, labour, and human rights policies and initiatives, as well as its sustainable procurement practices. Additionally, Neolith has recently launched a new campaign based on the sustainability efforts the company has been doing from the beginning based on the concept Sustainable Beauty, a first step towards a more sustainable world that Neolith strives for.

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