biophilic design guide
what is biophilic design?
Biophilic design is a bridge between design, nature and wellbeing. Translating the essence of nature into design solutions, biophilic design creates spaces that actively support health and wellbeing while restoring a balanced relationship between people and the natural world.
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applying biophilic design
a comprehensive guide on the application of biophilic design
a biophilic year
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biophilic design introduction
What follows is an overview of Biophilic Moodboards, a column from anooi blog that explores the main principles of biophilic design one moodboard at a time…
(based upon the 14 patterns framework conceptualized by Terrapin Bright Green).
click on each pattern below to read a dedicated article from the blog, or download the free publication Biophilic Design Introduction
NATURE IN THE SPACE
visual connection with nature
view of natural elements from within a space.
non-visual connection with nature
interactions with nature through other senses: sound, touch, smell and taste.
non-rhythmic sensory stimuli
unpredictable and non-repetitive movements recalling those happening in nature (birds chirping, leaves moving in a breeze…)
thermal and airflow variability
variability in air temperature and flow, changes in relative humidity and varying surface temperatures.
presence of water
use of water and water-mimicking solutions as design features.
dynamic and diffuse light
varying lighting intensities and light changes over time evoking the natural cycle of day and night.
connection with natural systems
awareness of seasonal and temporal changes stimulated by design solutions.
biomorphic forms and patterns
nature-inspired textures, shapes and patterns.
material connection with nature
natural materials and elements that reflect the local environment in terms of ecology or geology.
complexity and order
rich sensory features recalling natural spatial hierarchies (otherwise called fractal patterns).
NATURE OF THE SPACE
uninterrupted views over a distance creating feelings of calm and safety.
sense of protection from movements and activities happening in the surroundings.
partially obscured views stimulating curiosity about the unknown.
balanced combination of a perceived sense of risk and the rational knowledge of safety.
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