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Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life

Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life
Documentary | 2016
NR. 1hr 1min DIRECTOR: Bill Finnegan Building Green: Sustainability in Architecture

Building Green: Sustainability in Architecture

Presented in partnership with the South Sound Collaborative of the International Living Future Institute. 
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. Together, we will encounter buildings that connect people and nature - hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children’s test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their neighbors and families thrive. Biophilic Design points the way toward creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans.
A panel of experts will facilitate a Q&A following the screening.


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At a time when our society faces such extraordinary environmental and social challenges because of our separation from nature, this film is a breath of fresh air and takes us on journey of possibility and hope. This inspiring film features some of the leading visionaries in architecture and design, people who understand the real world need to design residential and commercial buildings and cities that are not only functional but feed our souls by reconnecting us to nature.Biophilic Design is essential viewing for policy makers, planners, designers and anyone engaged in re-designing the future.
Bryony Schwan, Executive Director, The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute
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