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

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this senior social housing's biophilic design responds to the climate crisis

situated in the city center of dobong-gu in seoul, haesimdang is a senior social housing pilot model that responds to an aging society in the region. korean firms geeumplus and gain architecture collaborated on the project – realizing a welcoming facility with colorful façades and a rich roof garden design

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Concept of biophilic design is bound to catch on

It’s an interesting question about whether the concept of biophilic  design will catch on or not. I would argue that it is almost impossible  for it not to.

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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."