C03 - Immersive Biophilic Interventions

Wednesday, November 14 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM | 184 « Back

Abstract Text:

Biophilia is not the purview of only high end designers of the built environment and signature spaces, but is available across a spectrum of project types and budgets. By exploring biophilic elements and patterns as interventions, it becomes evident that no project is too small to incorporate these design concepts. This session will demonstrate biophilic interventions with a focus on the human health and wellness benefits of these design strategies and the patterns which provide the backbone of the movement. Using scalable biophilic interventions as a framework, the session will discuss how to integrate biophilia into spaces of all project typologies. The Nature Conservancy of Maine, a WELL Silver and LEED CI Gold office renovation will be presented as an example of biophilic design. Utilizing natural materials and biomorphic forms, the project demonstrates how biophilic elements can be integrated into projects of all scales. As a framework to explore climate specific biophilic design, teams each receiving a multisensory kit of pieces representing a climate zone will participate in a design exercise asking participants to integrate climate specific biophilic interventions into a sample project. By using the same space with different climate zones, the importance of location to design will be highlighted and celebrated.

Learning Objectives:

Understand how biophilic design impacts human health and wellbeing.

Evaluate how varying climate zones influence biophilic design patterns.

Illustrate how multi-sensory biophilia can be integrated into architecture and communities.

Apply biophilic patterns to a conceptual drawing set.

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Education Tracks: Resilient Design (Special Set Room)

Event Type: Core Education Program - Immersive, Experiential Learning > Session