A marriage between nature and architecture: feminine biophilic
There is an innate connection between nature and human beings, a relationship lost in the mists of time. Nature is all around us, but our contemporary urban lives are confined to artificial environments, urban settings, and interior spaces where the direct relationship with it has been lost. It is not difficult to recognize the positive impacts that a view of a beautiful landscape, a clearing, or a pond can instill in our souls and minds. How do translate the positive effects of nature into livable and inhabitable space? A branch of architecture, namely biophilia, focuses on the re-establishment of the fragile connection between nature and human beings, spaces designed with the natural dimension as the underlying element. The role of women in this field cannot be considered a prominent one. In an architecture world that has always been dominated by male protagonists, it is unusual to find female leaders in the field of biophilic design. The marriage between nature and architecture that takes place thanks to the commitment of women architects active in the field of biophilic design is uncommon, but it does happen. In this contribution, the concept of biophilia is investigated through the work of three female designers, different from each other, but united by the important role that nature plays in their projects.