Biophilia


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Biophilia

Theory developed by biologist Edward O. Wilson suggesting that humans have an innate affinity for nature.
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Strategies for adding biophilia include simply designing to optimize natural light, encouraging employees to take a break outdoors and adding plants to work places and common areas.
"If you grew up along the eastern seaboard, [your associations and experiences are] going to be different than if you grew up in the wide open plains in the middle of the country," so biophilia doesn't only work due to the reminder of the great outdoors.
Developmental psychology and the biophilia hypothesis: children's affiliation with nature.
With these new and pre-existing behaviours understood, we suggest matching technology with biophilia to create the most impactful design experience.
This affinity for nature is called biophilia. As we evolved, we benefited from focusing on nature.
"Biophilia is a decades-old trend in architecture that seeks to replicate our natural environment; it's really bringing nature back into the bricks."
With these new and pre-existing behaviours understood, it is necessary to match technology with biophilia to create the most impactful design experience.
"Way back in 1984, Dr Edward Wilson termed 'biophilia' as the 'innate sense of belonging to the natural world'" says Alex Whitecroft, head of design at I Want Wallpaper.
The BCSM is based on the biophilic design concept derived from the theory of 'biophilia'.
Biophilia and natural beauty is also a major component of the interior design of the space, with its three large living walls installed noted as favorite design elements by many employees, as well as forest floor-like planting areas with ferns and wood chips.
Wilson calls biophilia. We will be forced to confront the reality that building a sustainable future inherently means reordering historic values and concerns.