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Boris Fabinski, Principal Landscape Architect at SSH, brought his considerable expertise to a panel discussion on biophilic design at Design Middle East’s inaugural The Design Forum 2018 event on 15 March at W Hotel, Al Habtoor City, in Dubai.
The debut event aimed to provide networking opportunities for designers and suppliers, while showcasing presentations from industry leaders and presenting exciting sector-relevant panel discussions. Main themes covered the influence of 3D printing on the design industry, how educational institutions focus enhancing the environment, and Biophilic design.
Biophilia, also known as biotecture, is a building design philosophy of integrating nature, from natural light and vegetation, to materials and natural views, into modern buildings with the aim of creating a pleasant habitat for the people within.
Boris and his co-panellists in the first session of the event, Biophilia in Design, spoke about how biophilia challenges conventional architectural and engineering practices by promoting the beneficial experience of nature in the built environment.
“Biotecture and well-planned landscape design has been proved to improve people’s health and sense of wellbeing, from office buildings to healthcare facilities,” said Boris about his participation in the session. “People have an intrinsic connection to nature, and there is an increasing demand to integrate it more and more into our urban environments using vegetation, natural materials, and integrating natural elements, such as sunlight and water.”