Malaysian architect, Serina Hijjas, from Hijjas Kasturi, will be introducing and moderating the Q&A session of the premiere of "Biophilic: Architecture of Life" at the 5th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival.
The premiere of this film will be held at Mulberry Restaurant and Bar, Ming Building Annexe (bottom of Bukit Nenas), in partnership with Green Drinks KL. Green Drinks KL is a venue partner for the 2012 5th KLEFF.
Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature.
The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development. Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the worldâ€™s most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life.
Together, we will encounter buildings that connect people and nature - hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where childrenâ€™s test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their neighbors and families thrive.
Biophilic Design points the way toward creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans.
This US film is produced and directed by Bill Finnegan with Stephen Kellert is the executive producer and has a running time of 62 minutes.
Watch the trailer here below.