Friday, February 12, 2016

Frodig i Gamla stan (Biophilia and Healing Environments)

Tenk å bo her, midt i Gamla stan med en egen liten park i bakgården. Uten en bil i gatene. Hadde det ikke vært fordi modernistisk liberalisme har gjort menneskelig sivilisasjon dummere enn en hvilken som helst gjærkultur, kunne vi alle levd slik.

Nå er det kun de som er villige til å bla opp fra 10 millioner SEK, som kan nyte denne formen for biofil luksus.

I dag angrer jeg meg bittert fordi jeg ikke slo til og kjøpte leilighet ved vårt forrige besøk i Gamla stan, dengang svenskekrona var nede på 80-tallet.

Gamla stan, Skandinavias eneste Village Town!

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Biophilia and Healing Environments

Biophilia and Healing Environments, a 10-part series in Metropolis. Available together as a booklet both on paper, and online, published by Terrapin Bright Green LLC, New York.

Anbefalt lesning for alle som bryr seg om våre byer og tettsteder. Av min gode venn og støttespiller Nikos A. Salingaros.

Our biology should dictate the design of the physical settings we inhabit. As human beings, we need to connect with living structures in our environment. Designers thus face the task of better incorporating healing strategies into their work, using factors that contribute to the biophilic effect. 17th, 18th, 19th, and some 20th century architecture show the healing traits of biophilia. After that, architects ignored complex human responses to the built environment in their enthusiasm for the supposed mechanical efficiencies of the industrial approach to placemaking. Design that uses biophilia considers the inclusive, “bottom-up” processes needed to sustain our health. When ornament is coherent with the rest of a structure, it helps connect people to their environment, and creates a positive, healing atmosphere. Biophilia shows how our evolutionary heritage makes us experience buildings viscerally, and not as intellectualized abstractions. This thinking juxtaposes the focus on innovative form for its own sake with biophilic design.

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