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Understanding the Biophilia Hypothesis through a Comparative Analysis of Residential Typologies in Phoenix, São Paulo, and Tokyo


Recent studies indicate that there is a positive influence of nature and nature integrated built environments on human health and wellness in various physical, physiological and social domains. This thesis critically reviews formally and contextually three distinct residential typologies designed by renowned architects Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992), and Ryue Nishizawa (1966-), in different periods and countries; the United States of America (USA), Brazil and Japan. Yet, the buildings analyzed in the research are relatively connected by means of nature and the natural elements in their constructed essence. This research focuses on the features of the buildings that characterize the Biophilic Design, alon... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Orman, Pinar (Author) / Bernardi, Jose (Advisor) / Harmon-Vaughan, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Zygas, Kestutis Paul (Committee member) / Heywood, William (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architecture / Design / Sustainability / Biophilia Hypothesis / Biophilic Design / Frank Lloyd Wright / Taliesin West / Lina Bo Bardi / Glass House / Casa de Vidro / Ryue Nishizawa / Garden and House / Garden & House / Sustainability / Architecture and Nature
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 231 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Architecture 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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