Connections to Nature

Photo: Jeff Kubina. License: CC BY-SA 2.0.

OVERVIEW

There’s a reason we dread the basement office with no windows, or the cubicle farm surrounded by executive suites that get the views. A lack of connection to the outdoors can noticeably affect mood, and at a broader level it has been linked to health impacts and reduced productivity.

These resources investigate why it’s a good idea to design with biophilia—our innate love of nature—in mind. They also offer specific guidance for targeting those features proven to make the biggest difference.