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The Incorporation of Biophilic Design in Hospitality

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The Incorporation of Biophilic Design in Hospitality
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Oz, Chen
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Biophilia is defined as "the inherent human inclination to affiliate with nature." Biophilic design is an extension of biophilia and aims to incorporate more natural materials, finishes and experiences within the built environment. Biophilic design is achieved by specifying natural materials that are sustainable and, if possible, locally sourced. In addition to materials and finishes, biophilic design encourages the use of natural light, vegetation and other experiences, such as images of nature, that might remind an inhabitant of a space in the natural world. This honors portfolio features a hospitality project in which the modern design of a hotel was inspired by wine. The design focuses on luxury and rejuvenation and is achieved with a blend of biophilic design choices and luxury amenities. "The Vintner" hotel is located in Charleston, South Carolina and is geared towards middle aged women and couples. The word vintner means a wine merchant in 18th century English, hence the name and theme of the hotel. After researching the target visitors of Charleston, I found that women, mainly of the baby boomer generation, are the most prevalent tourists. The Vintner hotel offers an in-house wine bar "Vine Wine", luxury guest bedrooms, an upscale restaurant "Crafted" and a spa. Luxury finishes, such as gold that is locally sourced from gold mines in South Carolina, are used in conjunction with biophilic design choices, such as the use of natural lights and vine like partitions, throughout the space to ensure the guests feel invigorated and luxurious during their stay. ( en )
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Awarded Bachelor of Design, magna cum laude, on May 8, 2018. Major: Interior Design
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College or School: College of Design, Construction and Planning
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Advisor: Candy Carmel-Gilfilen. Advisor Department or School: Interior Design

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Copyright Chen Oz. Permission granted to the University of Florida to digitize, archive and distribute this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.

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