Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life [NOOK Book]

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This book offers a paradigm shift in how we design and build our buildings and our communities, one that recognizes that the positive experience of natural systems and processes in our buildings and constructed landscapes is critical to human health, performance, and well-being. Biophilic design is about humanity's place in nature and the natural world's place in human society, where mutuality, respect, and enriching relationships can and should exist at all levels and should ...
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Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life

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Overview

This book offers a paradigm shift in how we design and build our buildings and our communities, one that recognizes that the positive experience of natural systems and processes in our buildings and constructed landscapes is critical to human health, performance, and well-being. Biophilic design is about humanity's place in nature and the natural world's place in human society, where mutuality, respect, and enriching relationships can and should exist at all levels and should emerge as the norm rather than the exception.

Written for architects, landscape architects, planners, developers, environmental designers, as well as building owners, Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science, and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life is a guide to the theory, science, and practice of biophilic design. Twenty-three original and timely essays by world-renowned scientists, designers, and practitioners, including Edward O. Wilson, Howard Frumkin, David Orr, Grant Hildebrand, Stephen Kieran, Tim Beatley, Jonathan Rose, Janine Benyus, Roger Ulrich, Bert Gregory, Robert Berkebile, William Browning, and Vivian Loftness, among others, address: The basic concepts of biophilia, its expression in the built environment, and how biophilic design connects to human biology, evolution, and development. The science and benefits of biophilic design on human health, childhood development, healthcare, and more. The practice of biophilic design-how to implement biophilic design strategies to create buildings that connect people with nature and provide comfortable and productive places for people, in which they can live, work, and study.

Biophilic design at any scale-from buildings to cities-begins with a few simplequestions: How does the built environment affect the natural environment? How will nature affect human experience and aspiration? Most of all, how can we achieve sustained and reciprocal benefits between the two? This prescient, groundbreaking book provides the answers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118174241
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,262,783
  • File size: 26 MB
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Meet the Author

Stephen R. Kellert is the Tweedy/Ordway Professor of Social Ecology and Co-Director of the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology at Yale University, and a Partner in the private equity firm Environmental Capital Partners. The recipient of numerous awards for teaching and writing, he is the author of more than 150 publications, including seven books.

Judith H. Heerwagen is President of J.H. Heerwagen & Associates. She is a psychologist whose research focuses on sustainability, biophilia, and the evolutionary basis of environmental aesthetics. She has authored and delivered numerous articles and lectures on the topics of workplace, biophilia, and the psychological value of space.

Martin L. Mador, a researcher on biophilic design at Yale University, has worked on green building and healthy schools issues, including the passage of LEED legislation in Connecticut. He is a board member of the Connecticut Sierra Club, as well as several other environmental organizations.

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Table of Contents

Preface   Stephen R. Kellert   Judith H. Heerwagen     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Prologue: In Retrospect   Hillary Brown     xiii
The Theory of Biophilic Design     1
Dimensions, Elements, and Attributes of Biophilic Design   Stephen R. Kellert     3
The Nature of Human Nature   Edward O. Wilson     21
A Good Place to Settle: Biomimicry, Biophilia, and the Return of Nature's Inspiration to Architecture   Janine Benyus     27
Water, Biophilic Design, and the Built Environment   Martin L. Mador     43
Neuroscience, the Natural Environment, and Building Design   Nikos A. Salingaros   Kenneth G. Masden II     59
The Science and Benefits of Biophilic Design     85
Biophilic Theory and Research for Healthcare Design   Roger S. Ulrich     87
Nature Contact and Human Health: Building the Evidence Base   Howard Frumkin     107
Where Windows Become Doors   Vivian Loftness   Megan Snyder     119
Restorative Environmental Design: What, When, Where, and for Whom?   Terry Hartig   Tina Bringslimark   Grete Grindal Patil     133
Healthy Planet, Healthy Children:Designing Nature into the Daily Spaces of Childhood   Robin C. Moore   Clare Cooper Marcus     153
Children and the Success of Biophilic Design   Richard Louv     205
The Extinction of Natural Experience in the Built Environment   David Orr   Robert Michael Pyle     213
The Practice of Biophilic Design     225
Biophilia and Sensory Aesthetics   Judith H. Heerwagen   Bert Gregory     227
Evolving an Environmental Aesthetic   Stephen Kieran     243
The Picture Window: The Problem of Viewing Nature Through Glass   Kent Bloomer     253
Biophilic Architectural Space   Grant Hildebrand     263
Toward Biophilic Cities: Strategies for Integrating Nature into Urban Design   Timothy Beatley     277
Green Urbanism: Developing Restorative Urban Biophilia   Jonathan F. P. Rose     297
The Greening of the Brain   Pliny Fisk III     307
Bringing Buildings to Life   Tom Bender     313
Biophilia in Practice: Buildings That Connect People with Nature   Alex Wilson     325
Transforming Building Practices Through Biophilic Design   Jenifer Seal Cramer   William Dee Browning      335
Reflections on Implementing Biophilic Design   Bob Berkebile   Bob Fox   Alice Hartley     347
Contributors     357
Image Credits     365
Index     371
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