The Nature of Wood: An Exploration of the Science on Biophilic Responses to Wood

Terrapin Bright Green
March 31, 2022

Mass timber construction is gaining attention in the architectural world. Timber construction can have significant benefits in reducing the embodied carbon footprint of buildings. Another major reason for the attention to mass timber likely is that we perceive wood to be natural and beautiful. In the design sphere, an awareness of the physiological and psychological impacts of wood products and structures is beginning to take hold.