THE IMPACT OF BIOPHILIC DESIGN ELEMENTS ON THE ATMOSPHERIC PERCEPTION OF THE INTERIOR SPACEAbstract views: 1159 / PDF downloads: 850
Keywords:Biophilic Design, Human Factor, Atmospheric Perception, Interior Design, Sensorial Design
Biophilic design, which is the way of turning back to its essence of human from the modern world, aims to create atmospheric differences in the interior where the human can be both physically and mentally comfortable. In the conditions where green areas lost with urbanization bring the city people away from the nature and longing for nature. As Biophilia means "love for life and living systems.", this design concept integrates the nature of our lives and born as a solution to liveable spaces. The elements of biophilic design are parts of a design approach that aims to reflect nature from the outside to the inside, towards creating a sensory atmosphere in which human beings can achieve comfort, health and relaxation through connection with nature . With this study, it was examined that which sensorial strategies and elements used to design a biophilic interior and how it effects the atmospheric perception of the space with four phases; First, the term biophilia and biophilic design is introduced. Secondly, the design elements that affect the indoor atmosphere are covered in detail. In the third part of the research, the human factor is examined in mental, physical and human scale framework, in the last part sensorial fundamentals of biophilic design is analysed in relation with biophilic design elements and concluded with a discussion about how the biophilic design elements affect the atmospheric perception in the space.