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Venus project - redesigning the future

Venus project - redesigning the future | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
Take a look at the Venus Project, a vision of a future society very different from how we live today.
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Humanity's Genetic History

Humanity's Genetic History | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
Genome analysis allows an unprecedented look at the history of humanity. It illustrates that we're a species in flux – and that the best is yet to come.
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From one paradigm to the next

From one paradigm to the next | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it

Via Raphael Souchier
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Frédéric Liégeois's comment, October 4, 2013 5:13 AM
on y est... c'est ça.
Vincent Pluymackers's curator insight, April 5, 2015 4:35 AM

Pas plus clair que ça!

Emmanuel Baeten's curator insight, December 11, 2015 6:27 AM

Go for the green arrow , engage for a bigger shift !

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Signs of Change: From Billboards to Gardens

Signs of Change: From Billboards to Gardens | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
How can growing cities solve pollution and air quality challenges? One Los Angeles artist thinks he has the answer.
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Maureen Calamia's curator insight, March 4, 2013 8:59 AM

What a cool idea...

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New Zealand Grants a River the Rights of Personhood

New Zealand Grants a River the Rights of Personhood | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
Meet the Whanganui. You might call it a river, but in the eyes of the law, it has the standings of a person.
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ornilux, caring for birds | ornilux, cuidando a los pajaros

ornilux, caring for birds |  ornilux, cuidando a los pajaros | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it

The Max Planck Institute for Ornithology supported the development of ORNILUX by conducting extensive field testing in the Radolfzell Bird Sanctuary to investigate a bird’s ability to recognize glass sheeting. Based on these test results, ORNILUX can now be recommended to architects or builders to minimize the effects of bird-strike in buildings having large glass installations – without requiring the use of visual barriers which are disturbing to people.

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John Magee’s Native Landscape Designs Create Habitat for Wildlife

John Magee’s Native Landscape Designs Create Habitat for Wildlife | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
John Magee of Magee Design in Middleburg, Virginia, works with clients to create artistic landscapes that provide habitat for wildlife.
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Biophilia Becomes a Design Standard - Green Building, Leed, Codes And Standards, Aging In Place - eco-structure Magazine

Biophilia Becomes a Design Standard - Green Building, Leed, Codes And Standards, Aging In Place - eco-structure Magazine | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
The prevalent approach to sustainability is still missing a key ingredient: nature itself.According to Kellert, biophilic design has to make sense in context, and it must make sense culturally. The six elements of biophilic design are:
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Maureen Calamia's curator insight, September 26, 2013 9:27 PM

A wonderful overview of biophilic design.

 

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Flourishing beyond sustainability

Flourishing beyond sustainability | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
If you had to choose between two verbs to describe life ahead of you, which would you choose?

1)      To Flourish

2)      To Sustain

We know sustainability is an important aspect of business viability, yet our current focus on sustainability is likened to applying the brakes to a bus going in the wrong direction if we do not also seek to transform business (and society) towards positive, wholesome outcomes.  Yes, applying the brakes to a vehicle we know is doing damage is sensible, yet we ought not to allow the focus on applying the brakes become singular as to exclude focus on what we can evolve into.
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Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syi9bqfFIdY Throughout human evolution, multiple versions of humans co-existed. Could we be mid-upgrade now? At TEDxSummit, Juan Enriquez sweeps across time and space to bring us to the present moment -- and shows how technology is revealing evidence that suggests rapid evolution may be under way.

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Envision Pigeon

Envision Pigeon | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it

Envision Pigeon is a blog from the Pigeon Studio initiative that focuses on Design for Animal Cohabitation, Conservation and Biodiversity. This blog is a platform for shared research, projects, information and pop culture that deals with the life and wellbeing of the earth’s animals. All Species are interconnected and all share one earth.

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Nature Deficit Disorder

Global Voices for Justice interviews Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle, Last Child in the Woods, The Web of Life, and other books.
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Maureen Calamia's curator insight, September 26, 2013 9:43 PM

I love how Richard makes me joyful about the future of our beautiful planet. There is much to do, but there is great momentum from all corners! My part is with connecting to nature in our homes. That is what true feng shui is all about. Living in harmony with the earth.

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Biophilic Design Self Conscious Relationship of Green Building | Normandie Online

Biophilic Design Self Conscious Relationship of Green Building | Normandie Online | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
Green building is far more than just a development. A hugely forgotten a part of Green building is the thing that is referred to as Biophilic design
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Self concious about the need of being close of the living nature.

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Biomimicry for Sustainable Watersheds and Coasts - School of Continuing Education, University Of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Biomimicry for Sustainable Watersheds and Coasts - School of Continuing Education, University Of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
You will learn about a new biomimicry paradigm representing how nature addresses water scarcity and quality, and how it guides sustainable design and development.

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RESTORING PEACE: Six Ways Nature in Our Lives Can Reduce the Violence in Our World : The New Nature Movement

RESTORING PEACE: Six Ways Nature in Our Lives Can Reduce the Violence in Our World : The New Nature Movement | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
Field Notes from the Future: Tracking the Movement to Connect People and Nature

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Engineers Bring Processes of Nature to Design

Engineers Bring Processes of Nature to Design | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it

Morphogenesis, from the Greek words morphê, for shape and genesis, for creation, refers to imitating evolution in developing designs.

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“During the design process using morphogenesis, coliseums may vaguely resemble rib cages; chairs can look like vines growing up a tree; and motorcycle frames can resemble the shape and strength of a snake’s jaw,” Altair Engineering says in its prospectus.

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What is the best way to realize an eco village?

What is the best way to realize an eco village? | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it

<Start from scratch, with a small group of people who fully uynderstand the process and its goals,
and are eager to dedicate themselves to creating an EcoVillage according to the basic format of the experiment.>


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Jewelry made by the Caddisfly

Jewelry made by the Caddisfly | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it

Or a better question is .. Why do they do that??! WELL!!! the caddisfly is a very unique insect. It is the only aquatic insect that builds its own protective case out of the substrate that is in their environment.

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Trend 7: Design For Animals — The Pop-Up City

Trend 7: Design For Animals — The Pop-Up City | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
Increasing numbers of designers and artists seem to be concerned with animals.
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Design Matters: Doing Better with Less

"Design Matters: Doing Better with Less" is a short but powerful animated story about using design to create sustainable wealth, and it provides essential insights into the future of business and innovation.


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Insects have 'personalities' too.

Insects have 'personalities' too. | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
Thrill-seeking is not limited to humans and other vertebrates, new research suggests. Some honey bees, too, are more likely than others to seek adventure.
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Bridges just for animals.

Bridges just for animals. | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
If we’re going to keep putting roads in the middle of their habitats, animals are sometimes going to need to cross the road. But it’s better for everyone involved if they don’t have to push a button and wait for the light to change, because they don’t have thumbs and nine times out of 10 they’ll just careen into the side of your car. Which is why some highways have overpasses built specifically for animals like deer, elk, and grizzly bears.
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The economics of biophilia

The economics of biophilia | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
Why do certain places make us feel good? Anthropologists tell us we are hard-wired to respond to nature. People viscerally respond to the same relationships in architecture because they make us feel good. These sensations are known as biophilia. Terrapin Bright Green is pleased to release The Economics of Biophilia, a white paper that compiles an economic argument for biophilic design in the built environment.
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Hive city

Hive city | Biophilic Design | Scoop.it
The Bee Tower is an iconic gesture of the regeneration of the Silo City site, both naturally and economically.  The material properties of the tower represent the cluster of material manufactures around the site while housing the colony of bees. Visitors enter the hive tower from below and look up at it, similar to the silos and bins of Marine A.  The hive is contained within a bee cab, separate from the tower structure.  It provides protection, warmth and separates entry access between bees and humans.   Professional beekeepers gain access to the hive by lowering it, which allows them to ensure the health and safety of the bees.  The tower’s orientation frames key views of the surrounding historic grain elevators and the new upcoming developments of Silo City.
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