Multi-Housing News: MHN Asks…About Sustainability
Roxana Baiceanu – Multi-Housing News
“Experts share insights into the strategies behind the latest green features at their communities.
‘At COOKFOX we use principles of biophilic design to weave the natural world into every amenity space. In all of our residential buildings, tenants have direct access to planted outdoor space through a combination of common or private terraces, planted loggias, courtyards and/or rooftop gardens. At 550 Vanderbilt and 535 Carlton in Brooklyn, residents can plant vegetable gardens on an expansive common terrace, getting their hands in the dirt and growing their own food in the heart of New York City.
Another crucial element of biophilic design is access to daylight, which not only helps our circadian rhythms, but also offers visual connects to nature and weather patterns. We incorporate sunlight and views into common hallways, helping to orient residents to both the building and the city. We use biomimetic design and natural materials with natural patterns and textures such as stone, wood, natural fibers and leathers that patina with age, and provide tactile feedback that mimic experiences in nature to create spaces that support physical and mental well-being.’ – Bethany Borel”
Read more in the full article, MHN Asks… About Sustainability, here.