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A Review of Psychological Literature on the Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Biophilic Design

Gatersleben, BCM and Gillis, K (2015) A Review of Psychological Literature on the Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Biophilic Design Buildings, 5 (3). pp. 948-963.

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Abstract

Abstract: Biophilic design has received increasing attention as a design philosophy in recent years. This review paper focused on the three Biophilic design categories as proposed by Stephen Kellert and Elizabeth Calabrese in “The Practice of Biophilic Design”. Psychological, peer reviewed literature supporting the benefits of Biophilic design was searched for through the lens of restorative environments. Results indicate that there exists much evidence supporting certain attributes of Biophilic design (such as the presence of natural elements), while empirical evidence for other attributes (such as the use of natural materials or processes) is lacking. The review concludes with a call for more research on restorative environments and Biophilic design.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
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AuthorsEmailORCID
Gatersleben, BCMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gillis, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 25 August 2015
Identification Number : 10.3390/buildings5030948
Additional Information : © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 27 Oct 2015 09:25
Last Modified : 27 Oct 2015 09:25
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808943

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