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What Is and Is not Biophilic Design? 

By  Stephen R. Kellert


December 14, 2020

If design doesn’t focus on aspects of the natural world that contribute to human health and productivity in the age-old struggle to be fit and survive, it is not biophilic.

Since today’s “natural habitat” is largely the built environment, where we now spend 90% of our time, biophilic design seeks to satisfy our innate need to affiliate with nature in modern buildings and cities.

Simply put, biophilic design focuses on those aspects of the natural world that have contributed to human health and productivity in the age-old struggle to be fit and survive.

The challenge of biophilic design depends on interventions that are connected, complementary, and integrated within the overall environment rather than being isolated or transient. Read More >

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