The Biophilic Cities Project, a network at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, kicked off their Spring Webinar Series with a presentation from Bill Browning, the founder of Terrapin Bright Green.
Browning's presentation highlighted how harnessing the principles of biophilic design can improve the environmental and economic performance of a space, as well as improving quality of life for clients.
Here are seven basic fundamentals from Terrapin that provide a background for their work:
- Biophilic design creates healthy, happy work environments
- Biophilia is not just about plants.
- Light is part of our rhythm.
- Our minds and bodies appreciate the presence of water.
- We can feel nature in the air.
- Appealing to multiple senses makes more sense.
- Faking nature has some payback too.
Katie Gloede expounds on these seven principles and on Brownings presentation in her coverage of the seminar on Ecobuilding Pulse. Read More