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Healthy Habitats: The Role of Architecture in the Human Relationship with Nature
Beelman, Amanda M.

2005, MARCH, University of Cincinnati, Design, Architecture, Art and Planning : Architecture (Master of).
As cultural values change and an increasing number of people live in urban areas, we find ourselves leading lives that our separate from nature. Separation from nature can be detrimental to our physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. The thesis seeks to demonstrate how the human relationship with nature has changed in four categories of study – religion, science and technology, philosophy, and architecture and cities – and how this relationship remains today. After establishing that a problem exists, the thesis reveals a proposal for change: the use of architecture to reestablish and strengthen the connection between humans and nature. Through the implementation of a number of design methods – including natural building materials, integrated green space, daylighting, natural ventilation, and views to nature – architects and designers can make nature a part of our daily lives. We can design for sensory encounters with nature in the buildings in which we live, work, and play. The proposed project that illustrates the thesis is a college dormitory in downtown Chicago.
Robert Burnham (Advisor)
85 p.

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