About this Event
In this two course CEU, you will have the opportunity to explore our inherent connection and attraction to nature, identified as biophilia. We will explore the ways that our lives are dependently and beneficially intertwined with nature. We look at the trend towards Biophilic Design —integrating nature into architecture to enliven biophilia’s restorative properties.
*Courses approved for AIA, IIDA, ASID, and GBCI credit.
In the first course, we’ll discover: illusion, illusions of nature, and sky illusions will be examined in relationship to architectural design, and Biophilic Design in particular. We’ll delve into the purpose, creation, and applications of sky-image ceilings.
This course explores the impact of deep plan buildings on human performance. We analyze the role daylight and perceived open space play in shaping cognitive function, as well as how our psycho-physiology changes in interior environments. The course introduces a new technology that proposes the restorative value of perceived open space in its two essential orientations: perceived zenith and perceived horizon line.