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The Emergence Of Biophilic Design

Author : Jana Söderlund
ISBN : 9783030298135
Genre : Science
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This book addresses the emergence of biophilic design, a form of design that looks at people’s intrinsic connection with nature. There is no denying that biophilic design is rapidly expanding globally as an effective response to pressing issues in urban areas and built environments. From being a term few had heard of in 2012, when the author’s research began, to one that is currently trending in a broad range of disciplines, the story of its emergence has never been properly told. The story of the emergence of biophilic design is the story of a social movement and how a gathering of people with a common interest and passion can spark a global trend. The book and the stories within are not only engaging but also informative and educational, offering readers an in-depth understanding of what biophilic design is all about, and how to promote its implementation in their own built environment. Hopefully, they will inspire people to act, to campaign and to implement initiatives in their urban environment, with the confidence that they are capable of making a difference. The author spent three years researching the emergence of biophilic design, and why and how it was driven by certain people who championed the concept. Part of the author’s research involved a three-month tour of ten North American cities, during which she interviewed 26 key players. These people ranged from community leaders, landscape architects, and academics, to the CEOs of NGOs and government leaders. The result is a collection of stories that illustrate the evolution of biophilic design, and how it was frequently born from a passion for, belief in and love of nature, as well as a response to an urban crisis.
Category: Science

Biophilic Design

Author : Stephen R. Kellert
ISBN : 9781118174241
Genre : Architecture
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"When nature inspires our architecture-not just how it looks buthow buildings and communities actually function-we will have madegreat strides as a society. Biophilic Design provides us withtremendous insight into the 'why,' then builds us a road map forwhat is sure to be the next great design journey of ourtimes." -Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chairman, U.S. GreenBuilding Council "Having seen firsthand in my company the power of biomimicry tostimulate a wellspring of profitable innovation, I can sayunequivocably that biophilic design is the real deal. Kellert,Heerwagen, and Mador have compiled the wisdom of world-renownedexperts to produce this exquisite book; it is must reading forscientists, philosophers, engineers, architects and designers,and-most especially-businesspeople. Anyone looking for the key to anew type of prosperity that respects the earth should starthere." -Ray C. Anderson, founder and Chair, Interface, Inc. The groundbreaking guide to the emerging practice of biophilicdesign This book offers a paradigm shift in how we design and build ourbuildings and our communities, one that recognizes that thepositive experience of natural systems and processes in ourbuildings and constructed landscapes is critical to human health,performance, and well-being. Biophilic design is about humanity'splace in nature and the natural world's place in human society,where mutuality, respect, and enriching relationships can andshould exist at all levels and should emerge as the norm ratherthan the exception. Written for architects, landscape architects, planners,developers,environmental designers, as well as building owners, BiophilicDesign: The Theory, Science, and Practice of Bringing Buildings toLife is a guide to the theory, science, and practice of biophilicdesign. Twenty-three original and timely essays by world-renownedscientists, designers, and practitioners, including Edward O.Wilson, Howard Frumkin, David Orr, Grant Hildebrand, StephenKieran, Tim Beatley, Jonathan Rose, Janine Benyus, Roger Ulrich,Bert Gregory, Robert Berkebile, William Browning, and VivianLoftness, among others, address: * The basic concepts of biophilia, its expression in the builtenvironment, and how biophilic design connects to human biology,evolution, and development. * The science and benefits of biophilic design on human health,childhood development, healthcare, and more. * The practice of biophilic design-how to implement biophilic designstrategies to create buildings that connect people with nature andprovide comfortable and productive places for people, in which theycan live, work, and study. Biophilic design at any scale-from buildings to cities-begins witha few simple questions: How does the built environment affect thenatural environment? How will nature affect human experience andaspiration? Most of all, how can we achieve sustained andreciprocal benefits between the two? This prescient, groundbreaking book provides the answers.
Category: Architecture

Flower City Nature Center

Author : Emily Van Keuren
ISBN : OCLC:1154068941
Genre : Architecture
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"The term biophilia was first used by German psychologist, Erich Fromm in The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness (1973). Derived from "bio" (life) and "philia" (friendly feeling toward), he described biophilia as "the passionate love of life and of all that is alive." This term was reintroduced by American biologist, Edward O. Wilson in Biophilia (1984) as "the innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes." Several years later, Wilson co-authored The Biophilia Hypothesis (1993) with social ecologist, Stephen Kellert to further define biophilia, our natural connection with nature. It was the biophilia hypothesis that led to the emergence of biophilic design. Stephen Kellert defined biophilic design as "the deliberate attempt to translate an understanding of the inherent human affinity to affiliate with natural systems and processes...into the design of the built environment.." Unfortunately this concept is not easily translated into design due to the psychological complexity of biophilia. Therefore it is considered a weak biological inclination that is dependent on the choice of humans to nurture their connection with nature. Although biophilia is difficult to understand and implement, when done so correctly, it promotes human health, wellbeing, and productivity. Addressing this issue, this thesis will focus on the promotion of biophilia and biophilic design through the creation of a living laboratory. With this goal in mind, a nature center will be designed to further the understanding of biophilia through observation and research, and application of biophilic design strategies. Located in the heart of a city, where greenery is sparse, this nature center will serve as a biophilic living laboratory for researchers and the surrounding community. The Flower City Nature Center in Rochester, New York, is a biophilic design solution that integrates architecture with nature. Analysis of biophilic metrics in green building standards and biophilic design features in case studies, produced a holistic set of design goals for this project. These biophilic design goals include: daylighting, natural ventilation, biophilic building design, biophilic site design, green materials, green education, energy conservation, and water conservation. Aligning with sustainable design principles, biophilic design focuses on enhancing, preserving, and restoring the natural environment, while promoting a connection with nature through hands-on learning."--Abstract.
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Sustainable Development And Planning Viii

Author : C.A. Brebbia
ISBN : 9781784661533
Genre : Architecture
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The 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning is part of a series of biennial conferences on the topic of sustainable regional development which began in Greece in 2003. The papers included in these proceedings report on the latest advances from scientists specialising in the range of subjects included within sustainable development and planning. Planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers, policy makers and economists have to work together in order to ensure that planning and development can meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations. The use of modern technologies in planning gives us new potential to monitor and prevent environmental degradation. Problems related to development and planning, which affect both rural and urban areas, are present in all regions of the world and accelerated urbanisation has resulted in both the deterioration of the environment and quality of life. Urban development can also intensify problems faced by rural areas such as forests, mountain regions and coastal areas, which urgently require solutions in order to avoid irreversible damage. The papers in the book cover the following topics: City planning; Regional planning; Rural developments; Sustainability and the built environment; Sustainability indicators; Policies and planning; Environmental planning and management; Energy resources; Cultural heritage; Quality of life; Community planning and resilience; Sustainable solutions in emerging countries; Sustainable tourism; Learning from nature; Transportation Social and political issues and Community planning.
Category: Architecture

Nature By Design

Author : Stephen R. Kellert
ISBN : 9780300235432
Genre : Architecture
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Biophilia is the theory that people possess an inherent affinity for nature, which developed during the long course of human evolution. In recent years, studies have revealed that this inclination continues to be a vital component to human health and wellbeing. Given the pace and scale of construction today with its adversarial, dominative relationship with nature, the integration of nature with the built environment is one of the greatest challenges of our time. In this sweeping examination, Stephen Kellert describes the basic principles, practices, and options for successfully implementing biophilic design. He shows us what is—and isn’t—good biophilic design using examples of workplaces, healthcare facilities, schools, commercial centers, religious structures, and hospitality settings. This book will to appeal to architects, designers, engineers, scholars of human evolutionary biology, and—with more than one hundred striking images of designs—anyone interested in nature†‘inspired spaces.
Category: Architecture

The Rise Of Living Architecture

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ISBN : 0988051702
Genre : Architecture
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"Gives voice to more than fifty extraordinary people who are currently engaged with this transformation. These individuals form a diverse community that cuts across professional disciplines, cultural, linguistic and gergraphical boundaries. They share a belief that they can make a difference through their varied efforts to expand living architectural approaches that result in biophilic, restorative buildings and healthier and more resilient communities."
Category: Architecture

Biophilic Design

Author : Roxanne Tanya Bottom
ISBN : OCLC:912198500
Genre : Architecture
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This thesis provides insight into Biophilic design; a design tool not frequently used or explored as of yet but one that offers great potential as a way to perceive and design the built environment for future communities. This leads into an investigation about the kaitiakitanga (guardianship) relationship between Maori and nature, and how Biophilic design elements can be used as a tool to revitalise that connection. Conclusions drawn from the principles of both Biophilic design and cultural values create a uniquely sustainable approach that inspires cultural and ecological revitalisation for a particular residential site. This residential design proposition has been developed for the Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei iwi who have been granted several parcels of prime real estate on the Devonport/Takapuna peninsula for future development towards the re-housing and bringing together of their people. Across New Zealand iwi have been slowly regaining parcels of land for community development, with the hope to encourage the value of papakāinga and breathe new life into the future well-being of its people. This has been achieved by implementing the theory of Biophilia as a design guideline to produce a community that re-establishes an ancestral bond to nature, and is inspired by natural processes and patterns. Such a bond provides physical and spiritual benefits towards cultural and ecological revitalisation by reconnecting people to the landscape in their living environments and community buildings. The well-being and health of the community will then thrive as the ecology flourishes, and positive energy is produced for future growth and development. This residential design looks towards the future, offering flexibility and choice in regards to housing type while providing support systems and networks. The research conducted exhibits an example of how this relatively unheard of theory successfully manages to revitalise a lost connection between mankind and nature, as well as between culture and tradition by designing for and from the landscape and its inhabitants.
Category: Architecture

Retrofitting Biophilic Design Elements Into Office Site Sheds Does Going Green Enhance The Well Being And Productivity Of Workers

Author : Tonia Gray
ISBN : OCLC:1154205690
Genre : Science
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The use of biophilic elements in industrial design has become more commonplace as the benefits of natural environments show stronger links to positive health benefits and mental well-being. This chapter discusses the rationale, process and results of a study which examined the effects and long term impacts of biophilic design for site office workers. The research investigated the impact of incorporating plants, natural sunlight, prospect, ventilation, open spaces and windows to an office environment through retrofitting the design of a site shed. To examine the impact on productivity, stress and general well-being, this longitudinal study spanning over 2 years tracked the concomitant cognitive, social, psychological and physical benefits for workers. Within the first 3 months, data indicated a strong positive effect from incorporating green space to amend stress, enhancing well-being, fostering a collaborative work environment and sustaining workplace productivity. Through the course of the study, data continued to support these findings by indicating a rise in engagement with the design components and repeated evidence of workplace collaboration. In exit interviews, transference of greening concepts and accessibility to transform the workspace was discussed.
Category: Science

Biophilic Cities

Author : Timothy Beatley
ISBN : 9781597267151
Genre : Architecture
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Tim Beatley has long been a leader in advocating for the "greening" of cities. But too often, he notes, urban greening efforts focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems. While these are important aspects of reimagining urban living, they are not enough, says Beatley. We must remember that human beings have an innate need to connect with the natural world (the biophilia hypothesis). And any vision of a sustainable urban future must place its focus squarely on nature, on the presence, conservation, and celebration of the actual green features and natural life forms. A biophilic city is more than simply a biodiverse city, says Beatley. It is a place that learns from nature and emulates natural systems, incorporates natural forms and images into its buildings and cityscapes, and designs and plans in conjunction with nature. A biophilic city cherishes the natural features that already exist but also works to restore and repair what has been lost or degraded. In Biophilic Cities Beatley not only outlines the essential elements of a biophilic city, but provides examples and stories about cities that have successfully integrated biophilic elements--from the building to the regional level--around the world. From urban ecological networks and connected systems of urban greenspace, to green rooftops and green walls and sidewalk gardens, Beatley reviews the emerging practice of biophilic urban design and planning, and tells many compelling stories of individuals and groups working hard to transform cities from grey and lifeless to green and biodiverse.
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Biophilic Design

Author : Roaa Andijani
ISBN : OCLC:1176354768
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Handbook Of Biophilic City Planning Design

Author : Timothy Beatley
ISBN : 9781610916219
Genre : Architecture
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What if, even in the heart of a densely developed city, people could have meaningful encounters with nature? While parks, street trees, and green roofs are increasingly appreciated for their technical services like stormwater reduction, from a biophilic viewpoint, they also facilitate experiences that contribute to better physical and mental health: natural elements in play areas can lessen children's symptoms of ADHD, and adults who exercise in natural spaces can experience greater reductions in anxiety and blood pressure. The Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Design offers practical advice and inspiration for ensuring that nature in the city is more than infrastructure—that it also promotes well-being andcreates an emotional connection to the earth among urban residents. Divided into six parts, the Handbook begins by introducing key ideas, literature, and theory about biophilic urbanism. Chapters highlight urban biophilic innovations in more than a dozen global cities. The final part concludes with lessons on how to advance an agenda for urban biophilia and an extensive list of resources. As the mcomprehensive reference on the emerging field of biophilic urbanism, the Handbook is essential reading for students and practitioners looking to place nature at the core of their planning and design ideas and encourage what preeminbiologist E.O. Wilson described as "the innate emotional connection of humans to all living things."
Category: Architecture

Building For Life

Author : Stephen R. Kellert
ISBN : 1597265918
Genre : Architecture
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Sustainable design has made great strides in recent years; unfortunately, it still falls short of fully integrating nature into our built environment. Through a groundbreaking new paradigm of "restorative environmental design," award-winning author Stephen R. Kellert proposes a new architectural model of sustainability. In Building For Life, Kellert examines the fundamental interconnectedness of people and nature, and how the loss of this connection results in a diminished quality of life. This thoughtful new work illustrates how architects and designers can use simple methods to address our innate needs for contact with nature. Through the use of natural lighting, ventilation, and materials, as well as more unexpected methodologies-the use of metaphor, perspective, enticement, and symbol-architects can greatly enhance our daily lives. These design techniques foster intellectual development, relaxation, and physical and emotional well-being. In the works of architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, Cesar Pelli, Norman Foster, and Michael Hopkins, Kellert sees the success of these strategies and presents models for moving forward. Ultimately, Kellert views our fractured relationship with nature as a design problem rather than an unavoidable aspect of modern life, and he proposes many practical and creative solutions for cultivating a more rewarding experience of nature in our built environment.
Category: Architecture

Biophilic Urbanism

Author : Phillip James Tabb
ISBN : 9781000297225
Genre : Architecture
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Biophilic Urbanism provides readers with the tools to create more nature-based urban environments that are climate positive, sustainable, and healthy. The principles of biophilia are intended to support appreciation and direct engagement with nature, to responsibly utilize on-site natural resources, and to plan according to climatic conditions and local ecological processes. It seeks to create resilient and equitable human places capable of providing critical life-support functions and a strong sense of community, and to foster experiences that raise the human spirit creating a sense of awe. Twenty-five pattern attributes are defined and explored, each of which contributes to these goals. Because of the dire necessity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Biophilic Urbanism includes discussion of our need for connections, both to nature and one another, and the physical characteristics of cities and buildings relative to the contagious qualities of the air-borne virus. Case studies, found throughout the world, are presented illustrating detailed biophilic planning and design strategies. The book will be of use to practitioners and students in the fields of natural and social sciences, behavioral science and psychology, environmental engineering, health and wellness professionals, architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, and planning.
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Thriving Beyond Sustainability

Author : Andres R. Edwards
ISBN : 9781550924503
Genre : Nature
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Every fifteen seconds on our Earth, a child dies from waterborne disease. Three times an hour, another species becomes extinct. Each day we consume eighty-five million barrels of oil and pump twenty-three million tons of carbon dioxide into an already warming atmosphere. But against this bleak backdrop, beacons of hope shine from thousands of large and small initiatives taking place everywhere from isolated villages to major urban centers. Thriving Beyond Sustainability draws a collective map of individuals, organizations, and communities from around the world that are committed to building an alternative future—one that strives to restore ecological health; reinvent outmoded institutions; and rejuvenate our environmental, social, and economic systems. The projects and initiatives profiled are meeting the challenges of the day with optimism, hope, and results, leading the way in: Relocalization Green commerce Ecological design Environmental conservation Social transformation Overflowing with inspiration, the stories and ideas in these pages will cause the most chronic pessimist to see the glass as half full—to move beyond a perception of surviving with scarcity to one of flourishing with abundance. The comprehensive resource section provides the tools for everyone to become a catalyst for change. Andres R. Edwards is the author of The Sustainability Revolution, which has sold over twenty thousand copies. He is an educator, media designer, LEED-accredited green building and sustainability consultant, and the founder of EduTracks, a firm specializing in developing education programs and providing consulting services on sustainable practices.
Category: Nature

Biophilic Design

Author : Julie Illana Gordonson
ISBN : OCLC:1101486591
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A majority of the population now lives in urban environments and spends 90% of their time indoors, with little access to nature. This isolation has led to increased mental and physical health problems. Biophilic design is a solution to some of these issues, however, its use in practice is limited. This study aims to examine the current practice of biophilic design and identify barriers to implementation through semi-structured interviews with industry professionals. Six categories of barriers were identified which can be addressed through education, a consolidation of resources, and creating a clear value proposition through the introduction of a new key stakeholder: a design researcher. This thesis examined the current state of biophilic design, barriers to use, and steps to move forward while confirming that semi-structured interviews with three groups of industry professionals is a useful tool to determine barriers to entry for new designs in the built environment.
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Testing Reliability Of Biophilic Design Matrix Within Urban Residential Playrooms

Author : Ellen Marte
ISBN : OCLC:1196344237
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Biophilic interior design in urban playrooms has been greatly understudied. We measured inter-rater reliability of the Biophilic Interior Design Matrix (BID-M) and matrix items by quantitatively coding images of 45 New York City residential playrooms. Findings suggest that the BID-M needs to be modified to better assess urban playrooms.
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Biophilic Design

Author : Hugh Bitzer
ISBN : OCLC:819751698
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Biophilic And Bioclimatic Architecture

Author : Amjad Almusaed
ISBN : 184996534X
Genre : Architecture
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Biophilic and Bioclimatic Architecture is a guide to innovative architectural design for architects, engineers and other specialists who are working with biophilic and bioclimatic architectural concepts. Biophilic and Bioclimatic Architecture has three parts: • Part I focuses on the relationship between architecture and human needs and the creation process, demonstrating the meaning of architectural value in architectural hypothesis. • Part II opens the way towards a new understanding of biophilic architecture as a response to the negative actions of humans and the negative effects of using natural resources. • Part III shows the benefits of combining the effects of the climate with the notion of human comfort in bioclimatic architecture.
Category: Architecture