From past to present, people have created sheltering and living space for themselves by using their instincts, imitating nature, and sometimes struggling against nature. Spaces that integrate with nature and nature forms have been created through unconsciously acquired ideas from nature, images and experiences that remain in the memories. This practice of designing, which was acquired in ancient times, appears as the design concept of spaces that integrate with life and nature forms in architecture today. One of them is biophilic design, which is a design approach that offers nature-based sustainable solutions by taking inspiration from nature in the search of form organization for designers. Based on this approach, it is aimed to provide students with an understanding of design that is integrated with and inspired by nature in the studio experience carried out in the Basic Design course, which is the first step for the development of creative thinking skills. In the first stage of the study, students were expected to choose natural sources of inspiration and to design two-dimensional patterns inspired by these sources. At the last stage, an urban furniture design consisting of patterns and a three-dimensional model of the design were requested. Artificial pattern models, created by using basic design elements and principles and inspired by nature, were evaluated within the scope of biomorphic forms and patterns in biophilic design. As a result, the importance of basic design education, which can be used as a tool to gain a nature-based perspective in the approaches of landscape architecture students to the concept of design, has been revealed. It is also emphasized that the biophilic design approach creates different perspectives for landscape architect candidates.
Keywords: Biophilic Design, Biomorphic Form, Pattern, Basic Design