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Biophilic Architecture: Transforming Spaces and Careers in Brazil

Updated: Dec 26, 2023


Suzuki Restaurant, Arq. Kenzo Kuma.


Biophilic architecture has established itself as a field of global innovation, not only due to its revolutionary approach to designing spaces, but also due to the growing demand for trained professionals in this area. This architectural approach, which aims to integrate natural elements into the built environment, is redefining our interaction and perception of urban and built spaces.


In Brazil, the growing trend towards sustainability and connection with nature drives the demand for projects based on biophilic architecture. It's not just about including plants and natural elements in spaces, but creating environments that promote well-being, health and increased productivity through this connection with nature.


One of the coordinators of this change is the Brazilian Center for Innovation and Sustainability (CEBIS), a pioneering OSCIP in disseminating the use of bamboo, training and incentives for the development of specialized labor with a special focus on the use of bamboo. CEBIS plays a crucial role in facilitating collaboration between public and private entities, promoting events, workshops and initiatives that empower architects, engineers and industry professionals to adopt sustainable and biophilic practices in their projects.


The conscious inclusion of nature in architectural projects represents an unconscious reconnection with the natural environment. On the other hand, environments devoid of natural elements can negatively impact health, productivity and well-being.


Furthermore, the global trend towards sustainability and growing concern about environmental impact have driven public policies and regulations that encourage more sustainable construction practices. This opens the door to specialized professionals who can significantly contribute to compliance with these standards and guidelines.


It is crucial to highlight that, despite emerging opportunities, it is still necessary to promote greater awareness and education about the importance of biophilic architecture in Brazil. Investments in training, courses and incentive policies can further boost the growth of this sector and create more job opportunities for professionals engaged in building a more sustainable future.



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