Had you heard the term “Biophilic”?
It caught our attention.
According to a common encyclopedia:
The biophilia hypothesis would indicate that there are instinctive bonds between human beings and other living systems. Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his book, Biophilia (1984). He defines biophilia as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life”.
This is new book by by Stephen R. Kellert, Judith H. Heerwagen, and Martin L. Mador has a title that is a mouthful —->
Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life
This new book contains a series of essays which examine the design and construction of buildings and communities in relation to the natural world. Two essays in particular probe into the impact of design decisions on children: “Healthy Planet, Healthy Children: Designing Nature into the Daily Spaces of Childhood,” and “Children and the Success of Biophilic Design.”. It is interesting reading for parents who have an interest in architecture, outdoor design and creating a healthy environment for their kids. It is a great idea to get children outside playing on outdoor play sets and outside playground equipment.