31 Jul '12, 11am

Biophilia Becomes a Design Standard:

In addition, he may have quietly planted the seeds to the next step forward in architectural standards when he coined the term “biophilic design,” which means an architectural response to how we design buildings and neighborhoods cut off from nature, no matter how efficient, and how much we suffer in consequence. Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council, describes biophilic design as, “… sure to be the next great design journey of our times.” Fedrizzi writes, “When nature inspires our architecture--not just how it looks but how buildings and communities actually function--we will have made great strides as a society.”

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