Design Studio Environment: Using Biophilic Patterns For Creative Performance


In design education, the architectural design studio environment is one of the most significant environments that should be a stimulator of creativity. It’s known for the amount of time students spend there, so it’s considered their second home. Researchers aspire to create a unique and different design studio environment that motivates students’ creativity. This study presents the biophilia theory as a technique that generates a creative design studio environment. The purpose is to determine the applicability of the biophilic design theory patterns to the design studio environment, which in turn has an impact on motivating the students’ creativity. The research is conducted through a comprehensive analysis of several world-famous architectural schools, by understanding the application of the principles of nature and connecting them with biophilic patterns. As a result, the research has yielded applicable criteria for biophilic patterns in existing design studios.


Amany Ahmed
Teaching Assistant, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt


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Design Education


Architectural design studio, Creative learning environment, Biophilia, Biophilic design studio

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