Biophilic Design Case Studies
Explore the case studies to learn about the practice of biophilic design across building typologies and scales. Click here to read more about our biophilic design services or contact the Terrapin team to learn more by emailing us at [email protected].
Implementing biophilic design into our workplaces, healthcare facilities, schools, and neighborhoods has profound health and economic benefits. Building managers can retain higher rents; companies are more likely to see improved productivity of employee salaries and benefits; healthcare providers and patients can see financial benefits from faster recovery rates; and schools can experience gains in student performance and reduced absenteeism.
Based on the 14 patterns of biophilic design, Terrapin has compiled a series of case studies that best demonstrate successful biophilic design. These case studies encompass a wide variety of building types, locations, scales, and uses, including urban parks, office buildings, campuses, health care facilities, and residential buildings. Each case study analyzes the patterns present, how they were implemented successfully by the designers, and the health outcomes they each support. These case studies are meant to help designers, building owners, and corporations better understand how biophilic design can be successfully implemented to maximize its health and economic benefits.
Each case study features…
- Project summary
- Detailed descriptions of patterns present
- Concluding critical analysis
- Supporting images and diagrams
Click the links below to view and download each case study:
- Greenacre Park, Hideo Sasaki, New York, NY – PDF (5 MB)
- Glumac – Shanghai Office, Gensler, Shanghai, China – PDF (2 MB)
- Coeur d’Alene Resort/Casino, Mithun, Worley, ID – PDF (1.9 MB)
- Kickstarter Commercial Headquarters, Ole Sondresen Architect, Brooklyn, NY – PDF (3 MB)
- Paley Park, Zion Breen Richardson Associates, New York, NY – PDF (3.6 MB)
- 641 Avenue of the Americas, COOKFOX Architects, New York, NY – PDF (1 MB)
- Windhover Contemplative Center, Aidlin Darling Design, Stanford University, CA – PDF (3.7 MB)
- Seeking Parks, Plazas, and Spaces: The Allure of Biophilia in Cities – PDF (2 MB)
- Östra Hospital, White Architects, Göteborg, Sweden – PDF (2 MB)
- Parkroyal on Pickering, WOHA Architects, Singapore – PDF (4 MB)
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