“Biophilic Design Patterns” Published in IJAR


“Biophilic Design Patterns” Published in IJAR

Learn more about our biophilic design work and services by emailing us at [email protected] and reading our reports, 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design and The Economics of Biophilia. Follow the conversation on twitter: @TerrapinBG | #14Patterns.

ArchNet’s International Journal of Architectural Research (IJAR) has published a special issue on “Complexity, Patterns and Biophilia.”  The July 2014 online issue includes a peer-reviewed paper by Terrapin “Biophilic Design Patterns: Emerging Nature-Based Parameters for Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment.”  The paper identifies specific parameters emerging in psychology and neuroscience studies, and discusses how they might be framed for architectural design implementation.  The paper also highlights 7 biophilic design patterns and areas for focused research that could help refine our understanding of biophilia, human health and architectural design.

ArchNet-IJAR is a scholarly, interdisciplinary open-access journal for architectural, planning and built environment studies.  The MIT published journal attempts to connect theoretical exploration to practical application within these fields.

The complete IJAR issue and Terrapin’s article “Biophilic Design Patterns” are available through Terrapin’s publications at http://www.terrapinbrightgreen.com/report/ijar-complexity-patterns-biophilia/

*Header and feature image of Sam Pollock Square by Santiago Calatrava – an excellent example of biophilic design.  Copyright reto fitz/Flickr

Allison Bernett is an associate project manager and the public relations coordinator for Terrapin Bright Green. She graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in architecture and biology. Allison’s interests focus on architecture, sustainability, and bioinspired innovation.