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Architectural Design Practices in Surabaya: Shopping Mall Design with Biophilic Design Approach

High density and stress levels in Surabaya can support poor quality of life related to health in the community. Two factors can reduce stress levels and support a better quality of life in individuals who are in a relationship with nature (biophilia) and other humans (social life). Shopping Center is a commercial building to accommodate shopping activities and people's life style in Surabaya, which is a community center for purchasing and facilitating socio-economic and recreational activities. The location of this shopping center is located in a strategic area on the Middle East Ring Road Surabaya (MERR). This region has a high enough strategic value where the appearance and structure of buildings in this region must have higher social and economic values, requiring the appearance and design of an order that has current values. The appearance and layout of the building will affect the user's atmosphere, both physically and psychologically. With the theme "Integrating with Nature" it is expected to create a space design that is owned by nature and blend with the potential of the site, and approve Biophilic Design will create a mall space that has a balance between humans and nature. By agreeing to this, the Shopping Center can accommodate spaces that will reduce user "stress" and can increase satisfaction and not improve the health of the user's community.

Biophilic Design, Shopping Mall, Nature, Stress

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Syaifuddin Zuhri, Imam Ghozali. (2020). Architectural Design Practices in Surabaya: Shopping Mall Design with Biophilic Design Approach. International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications, 6(2), 17-22.

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Syaifuddin Zuhri; Imam Ghozali. Architectural Design Practices in Surabaya: Shopping Mall Design with Biophilic Design Approach. Int. J. Archit. Arts Appl. 2020, 6(2), 17-22. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20200602.11

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Syaifuddin Zuhri, Imam Ghozali. Architectural Design Practices in Surabaya: Shopping Mall Design with Biophilic Design Approach. Int J Archit Arts Appl. 2020;6(2):17-22. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20200602.11

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