Regenerative Collaborative SA Webinar: Designing Buildings with Biophilia

Date(s) - 26 Aug '21
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


The term ‘Biophilia’ was first created by biologist, Edward Wilson, in 1984 and it is defined as our innate and genetically determined affinity with the natural world. Biophilia literally means love of nature and expresses our human attraction to nature and natural processes.

Biophilia can bring an incredible sense of calm and relaxation to spaces. We have become increasingly disconnected from nature in our daily lives, and it is therefore becoming critically important to connect people with nature in our built environment. Applying Biophilia does exactly that – it is about purposefully integrating nature into our building design.


  • Living Building Challenge Introduction by Marloes Reinink.
  • Camilla Budden, Biophilic Designer and advocate for protecting Pristine Wilderness.
    (Topic: An overview of biophilic design, where it originated, how it can be applied, and what frameworks are out there.)
  • Fabio Venturi, Owner at Terramanzi
    (Topic: Applying the biophilic design process with the design team as part of the LBC requirements at The Green School Paarl.)

(0.1 Category 1 CPD points for SACAP Members)

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