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dc.contributor.supervisor Beaverford, Kelley (Interior Design) en
dc.contributor.author Foidart, Natalie Rogers
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-25T15:10:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-25T15:10:49Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-25T15:10:49Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4078
dc.description.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. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject biophilic design en
dc.subject ecological design en
dc.subject sustainable design en
dc.subject adaptive reuse en
dc.subject mixed-use en
dc.subject sensory systems en
dc.subject experiential learning en
dc.subject Other en
dc.subject place en
dc.title The human-nature connection: biophilic design in a mixed-use, multi-unit residential development en
dc.degree.discipline Interior Design en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Trottier, Jean (Landscape Architecture) Thompson, Shirley (Natural Resources Institute) en
dc.degree.level Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.) en
dc.description.note October 2010 en


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