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Many places in urban destinations such as Las Vegas (and abroad) are lacking in natural elements, and therefore, are disconnected from nature. The lack of biophilic design principles in the built environment can create places and spaces that are conducive to stress and tension in users. By improving the human connection to nature, we can reduce ill health, improve productivity, and create spaces and environments that are more comfortable and appealing. Tying this to hospitality, we can utilize natural materials with a strong connection to nature; incorporate biophilic focal points; utilize plant life and water features deliberately and thoughtfully; create clear sightlines to natural worlds outside; and bring uncommon outdoor elements indoors. In doing so, we may create healthier environments and a more pleasant guest and user experience.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Architecture;Hospitality Design;Interior Design;Biophilia;Biophilic Design;Las Vegas
Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Kua, Mark, "Biophilic Escapism: Designing The Hotel Mojave" (2022). Hospitality Design Graduate Capstones. 44.
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