BIOPHILIC DESIGN is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work and learn. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature.
The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development.
Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world's most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. Encounter buildings that connect people and nature - hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children's test scores are higher, and communities where people know their neighbors and families thrive.
BIOPHILIC DESIGN points the way toward creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans.
"A thought-provoking study brimming with invaluable ideas." —Midwest Book Reviews
Official Selection, Architecture and Design Film Festival
"A clear argument for the benefits of design that bring people in closer contact with nature." —Educational Media Reviews Online
"A fascinating film." —Press+1 Film Reviews