Tacoma: Grand Cinema Film Series 3/3: Biophilic Design

Tacoma: Grand Cinema Film Series 3/3: Biophilic Design

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This film starts at 6:15 and will be located at The Grand Cinema at 606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402.

The South Sound Collaborative is a branch of the Internation LIving Future Institute, the group that brought us Living Buildings. This group is ecstatic to be bringing the Green Building Series to The Grand in Tacoma, and this film was selected for the unique approach towards green building that it capture.

Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature. The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development.

Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world’s most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. Together, we will encounter buildings that connect people and nature – hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children’s test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their neighbors and families thrive. Biophilic Design points the way toward creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans.