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Review biophilic design in architecture and its contributions to health, well-being, and sustainability: a critical review.
In the last ten years, ‘nature’ and biophilic design have received widespread attention in architecture, especially in response to growing environmental challenges. However, open questions and controversies remain regarding conceptualizing and addressing ‘nature’ in practice and research. This study conducts a literature review to discuss biophilic design as a theoretical framework to interpret ‘nature’ in architecture. The following questions are answered: (1) How has the concept of biophilic design emerged, and how can it be defined? (2) In what ways can biophilic design contribute to the goals of sustainable architecture? (3) What are the key design strategies in biophilic design? This review identifies and compares the key frameworks of biophilic design and explains their major elements. We then analyse the benefits (e.g., enhance health, well-being, productivity, biodiversity, and circularity) of biophilic design in achieving sustainability, as framed through the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The results indicate that biophilic design is more complex and richer than the mere application of vegetation in buildings; it broadens the variety through encompassing different types of nature from physical, sensory, metaphorical, morphological, material to spiritual. Moreover, knowledge gaps are identified to motivate future research and critical reflections on biophilic design practices.
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A Review on Sustainable Building (Green Building)
9 Pages Posted: 17 May 2017 Last revised: 5 Jun 2017
De La Salle University, Civil Engineering
Date Written: 2017
Nowadays, the world faces many challenges and problems from climate change and global warming. Many scientific studies reported that different industries have huge roles to generate this condition. Specially, the construction industry has the most responsibility about these challenges on the earth. Doubtlessly, the utilization of inappropriate technologies, appliances, and materials in buildings have threatened the environment and human health today. So, there is a significant question, what is the appropriate way to solve these problems in construction industry? The engineers and technologists have realized the environmental problems are from using some technologies and materials in construction industry since over the past few decades. Scientists suggested the best way to overcome the aforementioned threats is to consider “sustainable” or “green” design for buildings. So, the main intention of sustainable building is to shift from harm to harmless technologies and materials in buildings. Thus, one of the main purposes of this study is to explore generally regarding sustainable technologies, standards, and materials, which help the buildings reduce consuming energy and resources, in order to generate the positive influences on people, nature, and society. Accordingly, “sustainable” buildings can be more friendly with environment and human, and use key resources, such as, energy, water, and materials more optimal than the conventional buildings. Furthermore, the study was to address the benefits of developing sustainability in buildings on different perspectives, based on the review and points out future directions of study.
Keywords: Sustainability, Sustainable (Green) Building, Green Technologies/Materials, LEED
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Behnam Neyestani (Contact Author)
De la salle university, civil engineering ( email ).
2401 Taft Avenue Manila Philippines
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The Concept of Green Architecture, also known as “sustainable architecture” or “green building,” is the theory, science and style of buildings designed and constructed in accordance with environmentally friendly principles.
The Greening of Architecture : a critical history and survey of contemporary sustainable architecture and urban design by Phillip James Tabb; A. Senem Deviren. Call Number: NA2542.36 .T333 2013 Arts Library. Ground Rules for Humanitarian Design by Irene E. Brisson; Alice Min Soo Chun.
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The interrelation of ‘nature’ and architecture has a long history, as exemplified through a few selected examples (Fig. 1).The legendary Hanging Garden of Babylon is believed to have been a magnificent construction in classical antiquity that was adjacent to the water source and filled with a rich variety of trees, shrubs, and grapevines in terraced gardens.
A preliminary study found that sustainable development in architecture, also known as eco-design, eco-friendly architecture, earth-friendly architecture, environmental architecture, and...
Thus, one of the main purposes of this study is to explore generally regarding sustainable technologies, standards, and materials, which help the buildings reduce consuming energy and resources, in order to generate the positive influences on people, nature, and society. Accordingly, “sustainable” buildings can be more friendly with ...