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first a few great BIOPHILIC DESIGN resources...

Kellert, S. R., Heerwagen, J., & Mador, M. L.

Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science, and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life.

Alexander, C. The Nature of Order: An Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe, Book 1 - The Phenomenon of Life

A link to all of Terrapin Bright Green's Publications

Kaplan, R., Kaplan, S., & Ryan, R. L. With people in mind design and management of everyday nature. 

Alexander, C., Ishikawa, S., Silverstein, M., Jacobson, M., Fiksdahl-King, I., & Angel, S. A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

Kellert, S. R.. The Practice of Biophilic Design. 

Interested in evidence-based design on other topics, but not sure where to look for more information? InformeDesign is a great resource for EVIDENCE-BASED DESIGN content, resources, people, and tools! Includes more than 2,400 Research Summaries to inform their design solutions.

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