In this episode, we sat down with Bill Browning, co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green and one of the green building industry’s foremost thinkers, to talk about bringing nature into the built environment and the science behind why it so effectively enhances human wellbeing. Using the 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design as our guide, we explore the ways in which architects, designers, and individuals can incorporate nature-based principles into their spaces and the wealth of possible positive outcomes, from improving workplace performance and productivity, producing a greater sense of calm, and even promoting a more charitable and sociable mindset.
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- 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design: Improving Health and Wellbeing in the Built Environment, by William Browning, Catherine O’Ryan, and Joseph Clancy
- Nature Inside: a biophilic design guide, by William Browning and Catherine O’Ryan, 2020
- What is Biophilic Design? This Nature-Based Interiors Trend Promises Wellness by Lilah Ramzi for Vogue
- Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science, and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life, by Judith Heerwagen, 2008
- Koo Teck Puat and Ng Teng Fong Hospitals, CPG Corporation
- The experience of nature: a psychological perspective, by Rachel and Stephen Kaplan, 2014
- View Through a Window May Influence Recovery from Surgery, by Roger Ulrich, 1984
- The rediscovery of the wild, ed. by Peter Kahn, Jr. and Patricia Hasbach, 2013
- Fractal Fluency: An Intimate relationship Between the Brain and Processing Fractal Stimuli, by Richard Taylor and Branka Spehar
- Prospects and Refuges Re-visited, Jay Appleton, 1984