New architectural devices to increase our connection to Nature from interior dwelling space: through our architectural heritage

García Sánchez, Carmen (2021). New architectural devices to increase our connection to Nature from interior dwelling space: through our architectural heritage. In: "2021 Annual Conference of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA Annual Conference)", 2021 May 5-6th. ISBN 978-94-6433-601-6. p. 31. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4650066.

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Title: New architectural devices to increase our connection to Nature from interior dwelling space: through our architectural heritage
Author/s:
  • García Sánchez, Carmen
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Poster)
Event Title: 2021 Annual Conference of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA Annual Conference)
Event Dates: 2021 May 5-6th
Title of Book: Book of Abstracts: Poster Session: 2021 Annual Conference of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA Annual Conference)
Date: 2 April 2021
ISBN: 978-94-6433-601-6
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Architecture; Modern architecture; Architectural History; Denmark; Japan; Domestic Buildings; Nature; MSCA; Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action; Sustainability; Biophilic Design; Architectural Design; Interior Design; Landscape Design; Research; KADK
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Proyectos Arquitectónicos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Due to the increase in global population, there is a growing potential for losing regular “contact with Nature”; diminishing access to the documented wide range of associated human health and wellbeing benefits of daily interaction with the natural world. This leads us to a sensorily deprived built environment and to an increasing placelessness. Alienation from nature is not an inevitable consequence of modern life but rather a failure in how we have deliberately chosen to design and develop our world. In order to maximise dwellers’ connectivity to the natural environment in new and existing communities, new architectural design knowledge and useful creative strategies at all levels and scales of design, are urgently needed. Despite the increasing interest in this global concern, there exists limited knowledge and research into “how to integrate Nature with our interior dwelling space” and “how these solutions can enable their integration”. To bridge these gaps, I develop an innovative research project that unfolds and analyses the underlying forms of knowledge behind exemplary post-war Danish and traditional Japanese buildings that offer exemplary sensory experiences of the natural world - not only by visual contact but by other complex mechanisms - to inform us of a sustainable contemporary interior design practice, through Landscape, Architectural Interior and Biophilic Design approaches. The main aim is to effectively enhance the health and wellbeing of communities through daily interaction with Nature in the urban areas of the future, an urgent challenge at EU and Global level. The study opens a new research branch of Architectural Design and a new phase in the Biophilic design’s implementation for built environments. Moreover, it will make an important contribution to the EU-knowledge base on nature-based solutions.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020896651Nature-InUnspecifiedNew Sustainable Nature-Inclusive Architectural Devices for the Transformation of our Dwelling Interior Space: through Selected Case Studies

More information

Item ID: 68249
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/68249/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:68249
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4650066
Official URL: https://zenodo.org/record/4650066#.YG1vJo4zaUk
Deposited by: Srta. Carmen García Sánchez
Deposited on: 22 Aug 2021 07:58
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2021 07:58
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