The innate need of human beings to connect with nature is known as biophilia. In order To nurture this vital connection, biophilic design purposefully incorporates natural materials and light, plants, views of the outdoors, and other touchpoints with the outside world into the built environment.
Earlier this month, West Soho’s newest residential tower, Greenwich West, rose to its full 30-story height. Paris- and New York-based architects combined classic New York design and a French aesthetic to the building and wove it into the urban fabric of the historic streetscape.
Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey, added two living walls in the landscaping of Hope Tower. The tower is the new $265 million, 27,871-m2 (300,000-sf) outpatient care facility on the east campus of Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
When planning the Monroe County Parking Garage in Indiana, designers were looking for a way to break up the stark exterior of the six-story garage with a visually appealing element. They opted to incorporate green design through the installation of a low-maintenance vertical garden.
When car-buyers stop by Hawthorne, California’s LAcarGUY-owned dealership, they are greeted with a uniquely “green” welcome. The Pacific Subaru showroom features a living wall system, home to more than 120 plants.