Biophilic Architecture & Multifamily

At the the 2017 Greenbuild conference, panelists discussed a design strategy that incorporates natural elements to impact the health and well-being of building occupants.

Why is strolling through a garden relaxing? Why do people feel compelled to care for animals or keep plants in their homes or offices? Biophilia is a scientific hypothesis that contends that humans have an inherent need to seek connections with their natural surroundings and other forms of life, per Edward O. Wilson’s 1984 book Biophilia, which popularized the term.

While biophilia remains a theory, there is some strong evidence to suggest that natural and living elements are beneficial to human environments. According to a 2009 report by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, various studies have shown that contact with nature reduces stress, improves attention and can improve healing and mental restoration…

Biophilic Architecture & Multifamily

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