Amanda Cleveland | Tallahassee, Fl - United States
As human beings, due to biology, we are inclined to share a connection and respond positively to our natural surrounding habitat, and many studies show how this connectedness often aids in the healing process. As such, alternative methods similar to meditation, yoga, and natural therapeutic practices are becoming more accepted in the United States as healing modalities. However, there is now an acute need for biophilic built environments that service this contemporary approach. The proposed design is a simplistic biophilic pavilion that is immersed into the surrounding environment through the utilization of the four elements of nature: earth, water, wind, and fire. The pavilion would be located within a healing resort complex along with personal biophilic villas and is designed to grant individuals the experience of serenity and an untroubled connection with nature; mending the existing breach between them and their natural environment and contributing to their overall well-being.