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I have done EXTENSIVE research on Biophilic  Art and Design and EBD- Evidence Based Design 

only because I am very sensitive and wanted to find out HOW I can use this gift of mine, why am I SO ATTRACTED to BIOPHILIA and EBD  and to learn all the reasons behind it. 

Also,  you will find some of my certificates from training in the Healthcare  field and of course, my art as well.

Below is  short summary of my findings that  I feel will give you a great beginners  depth  understanding of Biolphilic Design and EBD.

Thank You,

I look forward to co-creating with you! 



Definition of biophilia:

 a hypothetical human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature.

William Browning, Terrapin partner and co-author of 

14 Patterns of Biophilic Design,

 believes that by incorporating such design interventions, productivity gains will be seen in office buildings and healing rates will be improved in healthcare settings.

“The positive outcome of experiences enabled by biophilic design can be seen in stress reduction, improved cognitive function and enhanced creativity,” he said.


  1. Nature in the Space, which is about direct experiences of biotic and abiotic components of nature;
  2. Natural Analogues, which is about experiences of abstractions of nature and natural systems;
  3. Nature of the Space, which is about characteristics of spatial conditions found in preferred human habitats.
  4. Within the three categories are a total of 14 patterns that describe design interventions that enable the human connection to nature.

Nature in the Space

  1. Visual Connection to Nature
  2. Non-Visual Connection to Nature
  3. Non-Rhythmic Sensory Stimuli
  4. Thermal & Airflow Variability
  5. Presence of Water
  6. Dynamic & Diffuse Light
  7. Connection to Natural Systems

Natural Analogues

  1. Biomorphic Forms & Patterns
  2. Material Connection to Nature
  3. Complexity & Order

Nature of the Space

  1. Prospect
  2. Refuge
  3. Mystery
  4. Risk/Peril


“The positive outcome of experiences enabled by biophilic design can be seen in stress reduction, improved cognitive function and enhanced creativity,” he said.

“In healthcare settings, there are a number of studies that indicate improved healing rates and better outcomes.”


Evidence-based design

 Evidence-based design, or EBD

 is defined as the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes. 

A formal definition would be "Evidence-based design is a process for the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence from research and practice in making critical decisions, together with an informed client, about the design of each individual and unique project".[2] The current definition spans numerous disciplines, including architecture, interior design, landscape design, facilities management, education, medicine, and nursing. 

 Evidence-based design (EBD) was popularized by the seminal study by Ulrich (1984) that showed the impact of a window view on patient recovery. Studies have since examined the relationships between design of the physical environment of hospitals with outcomes in health, the results of which show how the physical environment can lower the incidence of nosocomial infections, medical errors, patient falls, and staff injuries;

and reduce stress of facility users, improve safety and productivity, reduce resource waste, and enhance sustainability. 

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