UPPINGHAM SCHOOL: Biophilic Design in Education

Oliver Heath Biophilic design, Education, Healthy spaces, Schools

Uppingham School We’ve just completed another exciting education project at New House in Uppingham School. The project involved refurbishing an existing (girls) boarding house with a focus on creating fresh feeling spaces, enhancing a sense of community to bring the girls together and helping to develop a sense of nature in the spaces. The refurbishment was focused specifically around carefully …

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The Garden School, Hackney

Oliver Heath Biophilic design, colour, Education, Fabrics, Furniture, Healthy spaces, Lighting, Materials, Schools, Uncategorized

There is a wealth of evidence that Biophilic Design can improve wellbeing when incorporated into the built environment. Biophilic Design applies the principles that humans have an innate attraction to nature and that increasing our connection with natural elements through the spaces in which we inhabit, work or relax, can improve our physiological and psychological health. Imagine what benefits it …

Learning from Nature: Biophilic Educational Spaces

Elly Deakin Biophilic design, Community, Education, Schools

Our built environment features a huge range of educational buildings, of all different scales and capacities: from small nurseries through to vast schools and university campuses – many of which resemble self-contained villages. However, what these buildings all have in common is that staff members and students inhabit them on a daily basis in order to teach and learn. Research …