Thursday, October 9, 2014

From Architecture Design: Patterns of Biophilic Design

Happy to see architects debating the benefits of biophilic design!

From the Architecture Design website:

"American sustainability consulting and strategic planning firm Terrapin Bright Green has released a white paper that promises to guide building designers towards more environmentally connected outcomes...  The Terrapin document goes further than just abstract observations however, and offers 14 building design interventions that can be incorporated to facilitate this human connection to nature through built form."
The 14 interventions are:
Nature in the Space
  1. Visual Connection to Nature
  2. Non-Visual Connection to Nature
  3. Non-Rhythmic Sensory Stimuli
  4. Thermal & Airflow Variability
  5. Presence of Water
  6. Dynamic & Diffuse Light
  7. Connection to Natural Systems
Natural Analogues
  1. Biomorphic Forms & Patterns
  2. Material Connection to Nature
  3. Complexity & Order
Nature of the Space
  1. Prospect
  2. Refuge
  3. Mystery
  4. Risk/Peril
Read more here: Architecture Design.
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