HEIGHTENING HEALTH FOR THE WHOLE HUMAN
What if a building could be created that would make hospitals less necessary? This is the design fiction question that set forth the concept creation of the BioBuilding project. This architectural design steps into the future as it sets the stage for how people can temporarily escape from the everywhere technologies that are externally focused and often induce stress, anxiety, and fatigue. Instead, the BioBuilding uses technology to foster its functions as an oasis resort where a person can experience time, not through the lens of a hectic day filled with deadlines and appointments; but instead through the lens of nature that allows us as humans to rejuvenate.
The BioBuilding becomes a “bridge” that brings its occupants to experience themselves, each other, and their surrounding context in ways that holistically revitalize the body, mind, and soul. As you watch the BioBuilding film, notice how the architectural design is itself a gesture of fluidity that nurtures the “flow states” its inhabitants experience during their stay. By representing nature in ways not experienced before, the BioBuilding becomes a getaway that does more than entertain – it heightens vitality by which people can increase their health.
Thus, a follow-up questions surfaces as a result of creating the BioBuilding: If urban communities had BioBuilding designs, would hospitals be less overcrowded? This is an architecture that engages in healthcare by boosting natural healing and health benefits. In essence, while hospitals are still needed to fix symptoms, future BioBuilding designs can be created to heighten vitality. Thus, this BioBuilding film is a call to design environments that see beyond only what needs to be fixed, by also heightening what works. This becomes architecture that expands health for the whole human.
CONCEPT DESIGN AND FILM PRODUCTION
Maria Lorena Lehman — MLL Atelier
Rhino, Unreal Engine, Camtasia
Resilient by Marco Martini