What we already know about biophilic design isthat it can help reduce stress levels, enhance creativity, improve our overallwell bring and expedite healing, as the world continues to urbanize, thesequalities are ever more important to us today. Research scientists and designpractitioners have been working for over decades to define aspects of naturethat can satisfy us within the built environment. The “14 Patterns of BiophilicDesign” report suggest the relationship between nature and the design of thebuilt environment can give us humans benefits of biophilia in our designapplications. In this critical report, I willbe exploring the various ways that suggests that there is a connection betweenhumans and the natural world. Considering how the idea that nature can have apositive impact on our learning abilities and general wellbeing actually beapplied. That being said, the main area I want to focus on is the generalwellbeing of students as studies have demonstrated that biophilic design ineducational spaces can improve performances and wellbeing’s of both staff andstudents.
I want to be able to unravel ways that can promote and bring thisidea and prove how beneficial it can be in different ways through applying biophilicdesign. The initial idea I want to bringon surface is to design an educational centre that incorporates biophilicprinciples within our learning area. I want to consider the use of space for amore greener appearance and calmer sustainable method. Also considering the useof colour, space, materials and patterns that can represent biophilic designthrough these simple attributes which will over all improve the mood, comfortand working ability of both student and staff. The design area I will befocusing on is “Biophilic Design” which basically translate to, love of life.Biophilic design is a representation of architectural and interior design whichincorporates and mimics nature due to our evolutionary history. Research has shownus that spending time in nature has a positive psychological effect. Which to theseeffects could be recreated with the uses of the indoor environments which arehigh in nature and nature inspired features.