5. MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS

GOALS

"I belong here."

 

THE BASICS

Biophilic design promotes a sense of significance and meaning to a particular location and a sense of responsibility for our environment  (1, 2).  Opportunities for meaningful connections can produce place attachment.

Meaningful connections can be achieved through place attachment. 

All Photo Credits: Nicole Craanen

Establish a sense of being placed in a location, region, or community through a variety of means (3):
GEOGRAPHICAL
HISTORIC
ECOLOGICAL
CULTURAL
connections
LOCAL &
natural materials

Use of local and natural materials.

Expand individual and collective identity of a place. May incorporate vernacular architecture, geographical, historic and ecological attachments.

Sustain connection to the local ecosystem.

Create a connection to the passing of time, evoking a sense of continuity to the present and future.

Emphasize geological features of the site through orientation and views.

Manitou, Colorado, USA
Manitou, Colorado, USA

Manitou Cliff Dwellings. (Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen)

Saigon, Vietnam
Saigon, Vietnam

Central Post Office: (Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen)

Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia

(Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen)

Milwaukee, WI, USA
Milwaukee, WI, USA

General Mitchel Airport: (Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen)

Saigon, Vietnam
Saigon, Vietnam

(Photo Credit: Nicole Craanen)