Posts Tagged ‘biophilic design’
Today I listened to a brief NPR interview about the poor design of U.S. embassies around the world (listen for yourself here). For those of you that have studied feng shui, it's a no-brainer that these buildings do not have welcoming energy. The reigning design for decades has been driven by security needs. Spokeswoman Susan ...Read more.
So much attention has been given to green design in the last decade. And wonderful that it is, we might be missing the boat a bit. Green design promotes what is called "low environmental impact design." It's ever-evolving guidelines seek to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and the earth's resources, while also reducing waste ...Read more.
Biophilic design: a strange term. Hmmmm, just like Feng Shui! And they are related in another way, too. They both are about connecting man to the natural world. I heard about biophilic design while googling "Nature Deficit Disorder" two years ago, after reading The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (great book). ...Read more.
I think we all intuitively know that trees have a tremendous impact on how we feel in a space. But for those of you who need proof: Violent Crimes I read about research done in the 1990's in an inner city Chicago neighborhood that compared the volume of violent crime to green landscaping. Two ...Read more.
I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the biophilic design (aka natural design) in this space. Designed by Debbie Travis and team for a Canadian home show called "All For One." The organic nature of the tables and stone wall, the wall scene of snow-covered mountains and lake (very Canadian, I might add!), and the use of ...Read more.
Although I'm an ardent student of biophilic design – a fairly recent movement to infuse our buildings and structures with nature and natural elements – I’m still ambivalent about the use of faux nature in architecture and interior design. Studies have shown that we significantly benefit from the real deal. The illusions, although help us ...Read more.
I have developed a working relationship with an applied environmental psychologist this past year. I have been so excited: someone that speaks my language! Yes, I am a Feng Shui practitioner, but I have many years of working in scientific applications for marketing. I am a researcher at heart, a scientist and analytical, but my ...Read more.