Volume 18, No. 6, 2021


Dr. Parag Govardhan Narkhede


The term ‘biophilia’ refers to the need to unite with other forms of life. Architectural design has various concepts related to nature and life. Biophilic design in architecture is the design of spaces uniting with the forms of life and nature. Urbanization and development have led to dense and overpopulated spaces which eliminates the natural forms of life. Due to this living elements are very less visible. Biophilic design helps to bring the visual connection between life forms and people. Although it can also be an illusion, it makes a great impact on human psychology. Living elements depict calmness, beauty and relaxation. Illusion in architecture creates various perceptions of space. Illusion can make an impact on the scale, size, pattern, height, colour, boldness, texture and many more perceptions even though it might not be true. Spaces can be designed to look bigger although the area is small. Application of biophilic design in architectural illusion is a beneficial attempt to bring the living forms in the spaces of urbanization. Unity of urbanism and living elements creates a balance and good user experience in architecture.

Pages: 7369-7378

Keywords: architecture, design, biophilia, illusion

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