Exploring the manifestation of nature in architecture
Barry Wark is an architect and designer exploring novel forms of integrating nature into our built environment.
The work uses biophilic design principles that centre on the notion that buildings should evoke the same sense of wonder and awe as the natural world so that inhabiting them produces the same physiological and psychological benefits as being in nature.
This is achieved through the direct integration of plants towards the creation moments of wilderness within architecture but also through the buildings form, materials and atmospheric qualities.
The underlying motive is to create spaces in our cities that help us connect with our sense of place within the biosphere and promote bio-consciousness.
Barry is a registered architect with over a decade’s experience working for some of London’s top practices. He currently combines the running of his own practice with teaching at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL