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The Center for Sports Medicine - biophilic design & construction  Orland Park, IL

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ELEMENTS OF BIOPHILIC DESIGN

Biophilic design strategies can occur singly or in combination – for example, a building of stone and wood, flooded with daylight, an interior atrium filled with plants, and decorations that mimic natural forms, all within an open yet secure space.

 

More subtly, biophilic design can be accomplished by bringing the forms and patterns of nature into a building.  For example, we  encountered ornamentation reminiscent of vines rising on tree-like columns that support a rooftop.  Or, we might experience building interiors that convey a feeling of spaciousness and the motion of natural light, as sometimes occurs in great cathedrals or even modern airports.

Center for Sports Medicine, Orland Park, IL

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IMPACTS OF BIOPHILIC DESIGN

Biophilic design can involve direct, indirect and more subtle ways of connecting people to nature.  In a single location, like The Center of Sports Medicine Orland Park, IL , we have used many biophilic design elements layered upon one another. Even a scene this replete with biophilic design attributes cannot reflect the full range of strategies available to connect people with nature through architecture.

 HEALTH IMPACTS OF BIOPHILIC DESIGN

Biophilic design can extend beyond individual buildings to entire neighborhoods and even cities, where connections to nature can contribute to a higher quality of life. 

 

Biophilic design often occurs in the neighborhoods of old cities and well-designed modern communities where the wide-spread use of natural materials and the ordered complexity of the natural world are revealed.

Biophilic design can involve direct, indirect and more subtle ways of connecting people to nature.  In a single location, like The Center of Sports Medicine Orland Park, IL project , we have used many biophilic design elements layered upon one another. Even a scene this replete with biophilic design attributes cannot reflect the full range of strategies available to connect people with nature through architecture.

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