What is biophilic design research? Biophilic design is one of a number of trending design practices that rely on nature-based systems, engineering principles and design cues to improve environmental quality, health, and efficiency.
Is biophilic design the future? People will demand a connection to nature; it will be the way we live our lives. Biophilia is not a “trend” but the long-term future of architecture and design. The TRENDIUM is a compendium of the latest trends impacting the multi-trillion dollar global wellness economy.
What is biophilic design scholar? Kellert (2008b, p. 3), as one of the pioneers of biophilic design, defines it as ‘a deliberate attempt to satisfy the need of contact with natural systems and processes in the contemporary built environment, and to improve people’s physical and mental health, productivity and wellbeing’.
How do you develop biophilic design?
Biophilic designs are achieved by six primary design principles:
- Environmental features.
- Natural shapes and forms.
- Natural patterns and processes.
- Light and space.
- Place-based relationships.
- Evolved human-nature relationships.