Wood In Architecture Issue 2, 2020

BIOPHILIC DESIGN: RECONNECTING HUMAN AND NATURE – FREEBOOTER APARTMENTS I & II, ZEEBURGEREILAND, AMSTERDAM According to Harvard biologist, Edward O. Wilson, biophilia is “an innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world”. Many architects and designers today incorporate natural elements into their projects, and Amsterdam-based studio GG-loop achieved a stunning result in the design of Freebooter. Photograph: Francisco Nogueira STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS