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Title: The human-nature connection: biophilic design in a mixed-use, multi-unit residential development
Authors: Foidart, Natalie Rogers
Supervisor: Beaverford, Kelley (Interior Design)
Examining Committee: Trottier, Jean (Landscape Architecture) Thompson, Shirley (Natural Resources Institute)
Graduation Date: October 2010
Keywords: biophilic design
ecological design
sustainable design
adaptive reuse
mixed-use
sensory systems
experiential learning
Other
place
Issue Date: 25-Aug-2010
Abstract: The current human-created division between the natural and built environments has exacerbated environmental problems because nature has been designed as and, consequently, is seen as an Other to be utilized and manipulated at will. Exploring this disconnected relationship between humans and nature, as well as its origin and its effect on building occupants and the environment, is thus a necessary part of this project. The primary concern, however, centers on how we can establish a relationship with the natural environment through interior design to help foster ecological design practices and positive environmental behaviors that move beyond sustainability, resulting in a positive human-nature relation while supporting a coevolutionary perspective. Specifically, this investigation utilizes biophilic design as a solution to the division. The product is an adaptively reused structure that houses a mixed-use, multi-unit residential development, which explores the creation of human-nature connections through direct, indirect, and symbolic means.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4078
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