Biophilic design is again a hot topic in the design world. Biophilic design makes people more productive, enhances their mental health, and does wonders for their well-being—and the financial bottom lines of employers.
This work is a classic because its discussion of the visceral experience of environments is simultaneously thorough, philosophical, and lyrical.
Research has assessed the financial implications of adopting biophilic design into designed environments including workplaces, hospitals, retail environments and schools.
Saad a professor at Concordia University, traces most acts of consumption, commercial and otherwise, to fundamental human drives for survival, reproduction, kin selection, and reciprocal altruism.
The benefits of nature exposure are clear.
Sharp explores how the seasons of the year influence our emotional state.
Wray Herbert, a well-respected science writer, discusses psychological heuristics in his new book, and some of them are useful to designers.
Wood in interior spaces can be restorative.
Multi-tasking, noise, nature and stair use: factors to consider in workplace design.
In this article, we will look at the impact of the “characterless walls,” as they define the patient space and how nature elements mitigate some of the generic, impersonal features common to institutional care.