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Biophilic Architecture,: The Concept Of Healthy Sustainable Architecture,
Archcrea Institute.
2006 (English)In: PLEA 2006: 23rd International Conference on Passiveand Low Energy Architecture, Geneve: Universite de Geneve , 2006, 383-387 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Today, upon reflecting on the various settings and experiences of our lives, we should be able to find some fairly close matches between characteristics we like and characteristics that would have improved our chances of survival. In our course we perceive that the natural contiguous keeps us healthy and in turn, probably promotes physical performance as well. Occupants of built environments don’t want simply to work, play, eat, or sleep in a functional building. They want to be inspired, invigorated, comforted, and reassured by their surroundings. They want spaces that will make them more appropriate, comfortable. Biophilic architecture offers an exciting opportunity to achieve environmental, moral, social and economic benefits. Much remains to be understood about energy, environmental and life-cycle processes to engage young and enthusiastic researchers in the world-wide greenly architecture community and for those interested in biophilic architecture. The concept of biophilia deserves a deeper explanation. The hypothesis is that this affiliation leads to positive responses in terms of human performance and health even emotional states. The new movement aims to create environmentally friendly, energy-efficient buildings and developments by effectively managing natural resources.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Geneve: Universite de Geneve , 2006. 383-387 p.
Keyword [en]
biophilic Architecture, Health, Ecologic, Energy, Green Building Elements
National Category
Civil Engineering
Research subject
Construction Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30613ISBN: 2940156301 (print)OAI: diva2:675694
PLEA2006 - The 23rd Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Geneva, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2006
Available from: 2013-12-04 Created: 2013-12-04 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved

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