Harnessing the Healing properties of
Biophilic Design for Medical Facilities
A photo essay understanding the integration of nature as a stategy to boost healing process of patient for medical architecture and other infrastructure of care.
︎What is Biophilic design?
An underlying premise of incorporating nature into the built environment:
“when people are regularly in contact with nature, personal health and wellbeing will improve in a manner and to a degree that contributes meaningfully to public health, community resilience and environmental stewardship” - Browning, W. D., Nature Inside (2020).
︎How does it relate to the design of medical facilities?
︎changes during 2019-2021
 Browning, W. D., & Ryan, C. O. (2020). Nature Inside: A Biophilic Design Guide (1st ed.). RIBA Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003033011
 Goldberg, Bertrand (1964) “Affiliated Hospitals.” Retrieved April 16, 2021, from bertrandgoldberg.org/works/affiliatedhospitals.
 Kellert, Stephen R. Nature by Design the Practice of Biophilic Design. Yale University Press, 2018.
 Morand, S., & Lajaunie, C. (2018). 8—Wellbeing. In S. Morand & C. Lajaunie (Eds.), Biodiversity and Health (pp. 119–131).
 Principal, C. B. (n.d.). Health, Nature & Sustainability: Jacobs Medical Center in San Diego. Retrieved March 9, 2021, from
https://prismpub.com/health naturesustainability- jacobs-medical-center-insan- diego/