By Alexander Landa
Coming up November 15th to 17th will be ABX 2016! As part of the Northeast's largest building industry conference and tradeshow, Architecture Boston Expo, the USGBC MA Chapter will be sponsoring multiple panels this year. This year, we're hosting multiple panels, so let's take a look at Tuesday's panel, A44: Beyond Inspiration: Implement a Successful Biophilic Project.
Biophilia is becoming an increasingly popular global topic. The design community recognizes the importance of our human connection to nature and of bringing the beauty and wonder of nature into the built environment. But how do designers go above superficial references to nature and use of natural materials to design environments that are truly connecting, inspiring, and regenerative? The Living Building Challenge is a certification and advocacy program designed to address these needs and look at how buildings can go beyond standard sustainable design and become truly 'living.' This session will inspire participants and give them a working understanding of the biophilic design process, from the history and techniques used in successful biophilic projects, to elements of a biophilia focused design charrette, to the importance of hands-on research with a project site's natural features as well as looking at the Challenge as an attainable way to achieve beautiful biophilic design.
A44: Beyond Inspiration: Implement a Successful Biophilic Project
ILFI's Amanda Sturgeon will present.