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1st Edition

Nature Inside
A biophilic design guide

ISBN 9781859469033
Published August 31, 2020 by RIBA Publishing
192 Pages

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Book Description

Written by a leading proponent of biophilic design, this is the only practical guide to biophilic design principles for interior designers. Describing the key benefits, principles and processes of biophilic design, Nature Inside illustrates the implementation of biophilic design in interior design practice, across a range of international case studies – at different scales, and different typologies. Starting with the principles of biophilic design, and the principles and processes in practice, the book then showcases a variety of interior spaces – residential, retail, workplace, hospitality, education, healthcare and manufacturing. The final chapter looks ‘outside the walls’, giving a case study at the campus and city scale. With practical guidance and real-world solutions that can be directly-applied in day-to-day practice, this is a must-have for designers interested in applying biophilic principles.

Table of Contents

Part 1  1. The scientific and business case for biophilic design  2. Biophilic design in practice: principles, processes and outcomes  3. At the small scale: fixtures, fittings, fabrics and finishes  Part 2 Case studies, illustrating different aspects of the biophilic design process, and outcomes including, where available, post-occupancy data  4. In the home: residential design  5. In school: learning environments  6. In the store: retail experience  7. In the office: workplace experience  8. In the hotel: hospitality experience  9. In the hospital: healing environments  10. In the factory: manufacturing facilities  11. In the community: civic spaces and transit hubs  12. Outside the walls: biophilic design at campus, neighbourhood and city scale 

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Bill Browning is one of the world's leading exponents of biophilic design and has developed biophilic design strategies for a range of organisations around the world – from Google and the Bank of America to Element Hotels and Clif Bar. In 2006, he founded Terrapin Bright Green LLC, an environmental strategies research and consulting firm which helps clients employ biophilic design to enable enhanced productivity, health and wellbeing for stakeholders.