2018 Biophilic Design Award: https://living-future.org/stephen-kellert-biophilic-design-award
Biophilic Design Map: https://maps.living-future.org/ #Biophilia #Design #Architecture
"Equisetum" ("horsetail") is a truly fascinating "living fossil" plant. It is the single surviving genus of a group of plants, dominant in the age before the dinosaurs (100m+ years ago): https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-05/ajob-ndp050411.php https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equisetum #Biophilia #Nature
Natural playgrounds more beneficial to children, inspire more play, study finds:
Children who play on playgrounds that incorporate natural elements like logs and flowers tend to be more active than those who play on traditional playgrounds with metal and brightly colored equipment, according to a recent UT study.
Biophilia and productivity: https://www.planteriagroup.com/blog/biophilia-white-paper-/29
Plants in the workspace can have a remarkable impact on employee well-being, both from the biological impact of their presence and the psychological benefit being involved in decision making can have.
Biophilia - "Literally meaning ‘a love of life or living things’, it is a hypothesis that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biophilia_hypothesis
The biggest organism in the world is a mycelium that spreads across 3.8 km (2,384 acres) in Oregon’s Blue Mountains. It’s called Armillaria Mellea, or the honey fungus, and is thought to be over 2,000 years old: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-largest-organism-is-fungus/ http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141114-the-biggest-organism-in-the-world