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To reach people through biophilic design, it’s best to aim for multi-sensory stimuli – including daylight

First made popular by scholar Edward O. Wilson in the 1980’s, biophilia is the urge for humans to affiliate with other life. More recently, the biophilia hypothesis has been directly incorporated in architecture and interior design, improving the performance and well-being of people occupying indoor spaces. Biophilic design improves both physiological and psychological health, which is especially important as people spend an average of 90% of the day indoors. The Biophilic Cities Project , a network at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, kicked off their Spring Webinar Series with a presentation from Bill Browning, the founder of Terrapin Bright Green . Since its inception in 2006, Terrapin has harnessed principles of biophilic design to improve the environmental and economic performance of environments for clients ranging from resorts to the Pentagon. Brown...

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