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Biophilia – Learning From Nature For The Design Of The Future

A new word is making waves in sustainable building design: biophilia. Coined by social psychologist Erich Fromm and brought into usage by biologist Edward O. Wilson in the 1980s, it means literally ‘love of life’. Wilson used it to highlight the innate affiliation humans have to nature; its planes, spatial dimensions, shapes and colours. Its […]

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