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Investigation of Biophilic architecture patterns and prioritizing them in design performance in order to realize sustainable development goals

Monir Sharifi, Jaleh Sabernejad


A Biophilia building (Eco-Friendly) with clear objectives to self-sufficiency in energy production, recycling, and operation of renewable energy model can be considered as a generalizable pattern to other sectors of a society. Biophilic architecture has emerged as an attempt to eliminate the gap between modern architecture (today) and the human needs to connect with the natural world. Biophilic design is an innovative approach that emphasizes the importance of maintenance, enhancement and restoration of useful experience on the use of nature in the built environment. In this paper, using survey-based method, we reviewed and analyzed the design principles based on Biophilic architecture in design performance to meet the objectives of sustainable development. For this purpose, first the most important design topics with this approach are studied, and its different patterns have been detected, and then using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), the approaches and identified patterns of this type of architecture are prioritized. The results showed that in three main approaches of design based on Biophilic architecture, means (1) the presence of nature in the location patterns, (2) the presence of natural analog elements and patterns in the environment and (3) fluidity of spatial patterns, respectively the patterns of visual connection with nature, materials connection with nature in the environment and natural landscape environment has higher degree of importance in the performance design of a Biophilic architecture-based space.


Biophilic Architecture, Creativity in Design, Sustainable Development, Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)

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