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Biophilia in the Real World

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 07, 2013 01:01 AM
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by Candace Pearson last modified Dec 05, 2013

Author name:  Candace Pearson Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories Biophilia is supposed to be about our innate connection to nature. So where do TV windows and artificial breezes enter in? I shoul d have known I was in for something unexpected when I walked into this year’s Greenbuild session on “biophilia”—humans’ love of living things—in a dark, windowless auditorium. The irony of the setting was not lost on the four presenters of “Biophilia; Moving from Theory to Reality.” Amanda Sturgeon, vice president of the Living Building Challenge; Margaret Montgomery, principal of NBBJ; Mary Davidge, of Mary Davidge Associates; and Bill Browning, partner at Terrapin Bright Green, joked about how they hoped the lack of daylight wouldn’t lull us into an afternoon nap as they spoke. read more






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