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The Daylighting Difference: Biophilic Design

October 4, 2019

The Daylighting Difference: Biophilic Design

In an urban age when most waking hours are spent indoors, Biophilic design strives to satisfy the innate human tendency to hunt for and associate with the natural ingredients for human health and survival. People have evolved to instinctively associate with the natural features and processes that, though no longer as relevant to survival, contribute to their livelihood and well-being – and few things were and continue to be as integral to human health as the sun. The sun a source of both light and warmth, we have become biologically encoded to seek out its rays; and more than that, our body also relies on the sun to stimulate Vitamin D production and regulate the body’s daily rhythms.  

But despite this biological drive to soak up more sun, people are spending more time under artificial lighting. This has had negative consequences on peoples’ mental health, sleep quality, job performance, physical health, and much more. Indoor lifestyles have made it is unlikely that people will find more time during the work week to get outside, especially with daylight hours now dwindling, but biophilic design and daylighting can help bring natural light into peoples’ lives where they need it most.

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Sources:
https://www.terrapinbrightgreen.com/reports/14-patterns/
https://www.metropolismag.com/architecture/what-is-and-is-not-biophilic-design/
https://www.oliverheath.com/biophilic-design-connecting-nature-improve-health-well/
https://www.architectmagazine.com/technology/7-ways-to-enhance-indoor-environments-with-biophilic-design_o
https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/biophilic-design-what-it-why-it-matters-and-how-do-we-use-it
https://living-future.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/18-0605_Biophilic-Design-Guidebook.pdf
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/12/18/americans-say-theres-not-much-appeal-big-city-living-why-do-so-many-us-live-there/

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