5. MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS
"I belong here."
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.
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Establish a sense of being placed in a location, region, or community through a variety of means (3):
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.