Nikos Salingaros​

Living Patterns As Tools Of Adaptive Design

As we learn to identify unhealthy technologies, let’s explore healthy and time-tested solutions that enhance our wellbeing.

As we learn to identify unhealthy technologies, let’s explore healthy and time-tested solutions that enhance our wellbeing.

Living Structures Should Come From Living Patterns

Dr. Nikos Salingaros explores the architectural theory behind patterns of human behavior in this, the second post in a series of articles about the influence of patterns on living structures.

Dr. Nikos Salingaros explores the architectural theory behind patterns of human behavior in this, the second post in a series of articles about the influence of patterns on living structures.

Why We Hug the Edge of Open Spaces

The tenth and final installment of the Biophilia and Healing Environments series examines how human biology dictates the design of the physical settings we inhabit.

The tenth and final installment of the Biophilia and Healing Environments series examines how human biology dictates the design of the physical settings we inhabit.

The Importance of Listening to Lessons From Nature

The ninth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series juxtaposes innovative form for its own sake with biophilic design.

The ninth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series juxtaposes the focus on innovative form for its own sake with biophilic design.

Why Do We Create Ornament to Mimic Nature?

In the seventh installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series, we learn how ornament that is coherent with the rest of a structure helps connect people to their environment, and create a positive, healing atmosphere.

In the seventh installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series, we learn how ornament that is coherent with the rest of a structure helps connect people to their environment, and create a positive, healing atmosphere.

The Growing Demand for Spaces That Consider Our Health

The sixth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series considers the inclusive, "bottom-up" biophilic design that is needed to sustain our health.

The sixth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series considers the inclusive, “bottom-up” biophilic design that is needed to sustain our health.

Modern Architecture Tells an Incomplete Story

How architects ignored complex human responses to the built environment in their enthusiasm for the efficiencies of the industrial approach to placemaking.

The fourth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series examines how architects ignored complex human responses to the built environment in their enthusiasm for the supposed mechanical efficiencies of the industrial approach to placemaking.

What Kind of Design Triggers Healing?

In the third installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series, designers face the task of better incorporating healing strategies into their work.

In the third installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series, designers face the task of better incorporating healing strategies into their work.

Why We Should Be Living in "Living" Houses

In the first installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series, the reasoning behind the human need to connect with living structures in our environments is examined.

In the first installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series, the reasoning behind the human need to connect with living structures in our environments is examined.