Invention and innovation are often confused, but there’s a stark difference between the two: invention is common, but innovation is genius. Likewise, a myriad of products is introduced to market every year, but few are truly pioneering and hold the promise of market transformation.
By now, any designer worth his or her salt has heard of biophilia and probably incorporated it into a project somehow. Green walls are all the rage, organic materials like wood and stone are reentering interiors across sectors, and there’s even hard scientific evidence that access to natural light and views can substantially improve a person’s physical and mental health. But biophilia can be a part of a project in subtle, almost imperceptible ways and still have a huge impact on the holistic quality of that space.
November 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Nutopia is a new Living Product Challenge Petal certified carpet plank system from Mohawk Group inspired by the idea of “urban fabric,” where humankind coexists with buildings, streets and other infrastructure. The collection’s designers looked at metaphors for how urban design can translate into patterns of balance, acceptance and integration—where the dichotomy of metropolis is coalesced into a mélange of culture and connection.
Submit a built project that exemplifies the beauty of Biophilic Design by August 31st
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is now accepting submissions for the Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award that acknowledges Stephen Kellert's legacy as a pioneer in articulating and applying Biophilic Design principles to the built environment. His advocacy has encouraged widespread adoption of the practice.
Biophilia. There’s your answer. A method of design in which the connection between humans and the environment is embraced and enhanced, rather than fought against.
I was six years old, so you’ll have to forgive the fact that I can’t name them all off the top of my head. But I’ve definitely heard of them. That isn’t remarkable though, given that (1) I’m a big basketball fan and (2) EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN HAS HEARD OF THESE PEOPLE. Sorry, that was the six-year-old in me typing.