Biophilic Design

Biophilic Design

The Architecture of Life

DVD - 2011
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Biophilic design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. People 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. The film features 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.
Publisher: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, c2011
ISBN: 9781937772109
Branch Call Number: NA2542.35 .B
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + insert (4 p.)
Uniform Title: Architecture of life


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Apr 15, 2018

Wow! What a discovery -- a needed movement in architecture and site planning that seeks to reconnect human users of a building to nature and natural materials. Advocates have demonstrated improved healing, longer work tenure, and increased productivity with the new approaches in design.
This is a beautiful job of explaining the approach, interviewing proponents and users, and showing examples of biophilic design. I'm convinced!

Nov 15, 2017

This was an interesting show to watch and there is even a book that go es with it.If you think about it real deeply it even applies in some ways to the reality(of construction) around you.


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