Latest articles on the wonders of utilising Biophilic Design in the built environment

HomeForest by Agnieszka Glowacka, Tracy Shum, Agnete Winsnes Astrup, Janicke Sæther, Haptic Architects, Alice Britton, Eleanor Greenleaf, Squint/Opera, Will Worsley, Coda to Coda, LionHeart, Poet, Yaoyao Meng, Interdisciplinary Designer. Image: The Davidson Prize

Haptic Architects' team wins 2021 Davidson Prize with biophilic home design

A multidisciplinary team led by Haptic Architects has won the £10,000 first prize in the inaugural Davidson Prize, a  competition calling for new ideas that rethink the design of the  contemporary home.

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Why biophilic design is important for our health – and why it’s here to stay

The concept of biophilia has informed the thinking of many contemporary  designers. The ideas are reflected amongst the multi-residential and  commercial high rise buildings seen in our cities, with rooftop gardens,  planter boxes and plantations lining the exteriors of these places in  an attempt to satisfy our subconscious desire to seek a connection with  nature.

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For in-depth insight into Biophilic Design and how it can immeasurably improve the environments you work on see below for our recommendations

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Here you can learn how to implement ‘Biophilic Design in the Home’ with the Oliver Heath Design School

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Increasingly we are seeing a need to implement Biophilic Design into our spaces; from the office to our homes, compelling research shows that using a human-centred design approach brings a closer link to nature and subsequently improves our health and wellbeing. The Oliver Heath Design School provides insightful and thought-provoking Biophilic Design courses - the perfect way to start your journey into human-centred design thinking.

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Biophilic Design, London

"Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature.

 

The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development.

 

Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world’s most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life.

 

Together, we will encounter buildings that connect people and nature - hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children’s test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their neighbors and families thrive. Biophilic Design points the way toward creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans."