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New Materials. The New Plastics Economy - The Future Of Plastics - New Plastics Economy. Home. Human Spaces biophilic design hub. The Circular Design Guide. Torre feita de bambu transforma umidade do ar em água potável. Broadcast Yourself. 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design - Terrapin Bright Green. Abstract Biophilic design can reduce stress, enhance creativity and clarity of thought, improve our well-being and expedite healing; as the world population continues to urbanize, these qualities are ever more important.

14 Patterns of Biophilic Design - Terrapin Bright Green

Theorists, research scientists, and design practitioners have been working for decades to define aspects of nature that most impact our satisfaction with the built environment. “14 Patterns of Biophilic Design” articulates the relationships between nature, human biology and the design of the built environment so that we may experience the human benefits of biophilia in our design applications. Biophilia in Context looks at the evolution of biophilic design in architecture and planning and presents a framework for relating the human biological science and nature. Table of Contents Copyright & Commercial Use. O que você tem feito pelo planeta? A resposta pode estar no seu guarda-roupa.

All Solutions. Ecological Economics. The journal is concerned with extending and integrating the study and management of nature's household (ecology) and humankind's household (economics).

Ecological Economics

This integration is necessary because conceptual and professional isolation have led to economic and environmental policies which are mutually destructive rather than reinforcing in the long term. The journal is transdisciplinary in spirit and methodologically open. Ecological Economics SectionsAll submissions to Ecological Economics are reviewed using the general criteria of quality, creativity, originality, accuracy, and contribution to the field. There are several categories of articles to allow for a full range of constructive dialogue. News and ViewsTopical and timely short pieces reviewed by the editor and/or one outside reviewer at the editor's discretion. Life in Syntropy - Millions Against Monsanto by Amazon-summer-school. Arid Lands Institute.

Biomimicry. This is not a new concept, however recently, thanks to the likes of Janine Benyus(Biologist) and Michael Pawlyn(Architect) it has regained momentum and focus and is answering many of the questions we as humans lack the answers to.


Useful links: Biology has played a role in architecture ever since we decided to build primitive shelters. More recently though the word “Bio” has been lost through an obsession with suggestive organic shapes. SymbioCity. First man-made biological leaf will generate oxygen. If there was a blue-ocean-strategy kind of way to fight climate change and the bunch of related problems, the creation of an artificial leaf capable of performing photosynthesis on its own would be it.

First man-made biological leaf will generate oxygen

Especially in our age, when the two interrelated processes – urbanization and carbon emission go hand in hand literally doubling the damage each of them would be causing separately. And guess what, this thing is real, the artificial leaf already exists, and will probably soon make its way to our homes. At least, I hope so. The author of this ingenious sustainable solution for the indoor and outdoor urban ecohomes is Julian Melchiorri, an internationally known innovative designer of British and Italian origin. Taking interest in sustainable technology and understanding the importance of fostering zero-growth mindset in households, he combined the creative idea with recent sustainable discoveries in biology.

Transformational Thought: Passing Through the Bottleneck. By Jason F.

Transformational Thought: Passing Through the Bottleneck

McLennan, CEO, International Living Future InstituteThis article was originall published in Trim Tab v.25 - Place + Community. Read the issue here. Like most people, I have good days and bad days. Freedom Cove, B.C. Float Home, Is A Whole New Level Of Off-Grid Living. Home is where the heart is, and for one Canadian couple, it's also where the boat docks.

Freedom Cove, B.C. Float Home, Is A Whole New Level Of Off-Grid Living

Wayne Adams and Catherine King live on a massive float home made of 12 platforms in Cypress Bay, just northeast of Tofino, B.C. The couple appropriately named their vibrant creation "Freedom Cove. " The abode is completely off-grid, off-land, and off-the-chain as far as float homes go. Built in 1992, the property includes five greenhouses, a dance floor, an art gallery, a lighthouse tower for guests, a generator shed, and a studio where King and Adams live.

Oh, and they've painted most of the buildings turquoise and magenta. Nat.Genius A natureza como um gênio. AJ120 #01: Foster + Partners. 312 employed architects, 33% female architects, first position in 2014 The idea of an island retreat where scientists, artists and writers come together to create a new vision for the world is a recurring one in fiction.

AJ120 #01: Foster + Partners

From Aldous Huxley’s final novel Island – his attempt to find a third way fusing Western and Eastern philosophies together – to Alan Moore’s comic book Watchmen, which shows how a billionaire polymath uses the combined brainpower of various talents holed away on a secret island to ‘design’ world peace, it crops up time and again. The root of this idea, in Western literature at least, is the Atlantis myth, which inspired both Thomas More’s Utopia (again, set on an island with a ‘perfect’ society) and Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis, which promotes an advanced human culture. Photos de Biomimicry Brasil - Biomimicry Brasil. Living Future unConference 2015 Recap and REGENERATION Italy. A couple of weeks ago I attended the Living Future unConference in Seattle, Washington, USA, organized by the International Living Future Institute, the managing body for one of the most ambitious and visionary environmental building certifications available in the world – the Living Building Challenge.

Living Future unConference 2015 Recap and REGENERATION Italy

Two weeks later, I was again fortunate enough to attend the introduction of this certification here in Italy at the REGENERATION competition and conference hosted by Macro Design Studio in Rovereto, Italy. Here are my impressions from both events… “The end of incrementalism, and the beginning of being.” That’s really what this organization’s mission is – to stop making excuses for not using the best that building science has to offer, and to start insisting on actual best practices. “Best practices” not as defined by the current construction market, but instead defined by the word “best”.

Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet? To avoid social, environmental and economic collapse, the world needs to move beyond the standard choices of capitalism or socialism.

Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet?

That’s the conclusion of a new report released Wednesday by US think tank Capital Institute. The non-partisan think tank argues that both systems are unsustainable, even if flawlessly executed, and that economists need to look to the “hard science of holism” to debunk outdated views held by both the left and the right. PSFK presents the Future Of Cities. Sustainability: What's the End Game? Regenerative design. Regenerative design is a process-oriented systems theory based approach to design.

Regenerative design

The term "regenerative" describes processes that restore, renew or revitalize their own sources of energy and materials, creating sustainable systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature. The basis is derived from systems ecology with a closed loop input–output model or a model in which the output is greater than or equal to the input with all outputs viable and all inputs accounted for. Regenerative design is the biomimicry of ecosystems that provide for all human systems to function as a closed viable ecological economics system for all industry. Smog-Eating Buildings Battle Air Pollution.

Strandbeest evolution.


Stockholm Resilience Centre - Stockholm Resilience Centre. Circular Economy. Circular economy. The circular economy is a generic term for an industrial economy that is, by design or intention, restorative and in which material flows are of two types, biological nutrients, designed to reenter the biosphere safely, and technical nutrients, which are designed to circulate at high quality without entering the biosphere. Scope[edit] Origins[edit] The circular economy is grounded in the study of feedback rich (non-linear) systems, particularly living systems.[2] A major outcome of this is the notion of optimising systems rather than components, or the notion of ‘design for fit’.

As a generic notion it draws from a number of more specific approaches including cradle to cradle, biomimicry, industrial ecology, and the ‘blue economy’. About LivingLabs Savin Hill. About LivingLabs Savin Hill Cove is the Second site for LivingLabs, an innovative new approach at hands on learning and real world research that allows students to work in the field with professionals on interdisciplinary projects. This Fall 2013 semester takes Capstone students into the nearby Savin Hill Cove to use many different approaches in order to make the cove a healthier ecosystem. Groups of students and instructors alike will work to clean up the cove, introduce equipment and methods to make the cove healthier, as well as public outreach to spread information about how local communities can make a difference. Using advanced approaches to environmental problems through Biomimicry research and education, students will learn a wide array of skills while getting hands on experience.

Economic & Policy Development. Building a Clean Economy 3EStrategies works to accelerate the transition to a clean economy. A clean economy supports environmental protection and restoration, energy security, and economic opportunities for people across the income spectrum. Unlike our current economic system, a clean economy functions like a healthy ecosystem, continually renewing, evolving, and innovating. It grows without destroying the natural or human capital upon which it depends. There is no “waste” as all materials are continuously recycled into nutrients for other industries. In the clean economy electricity will come from low-carbon, renewable resources. West Coast states have been pioneering carbon and clean energy strategies and those strategies are paying off economically. According to a report titled The West Coast Clean Economy: Opportunitiesfor Investment and Accelerated Job Creation, more than 500,000 Pacific Coast residents are cashing full-time, clean economy paychecks right now.

Full Bio. 3E Strategies. Casa sustentável mescla técnicas tradicionais a novas tecnologias. Futuristic Paris Smart City is filled with flourishing green skyscrapers Paris Smart City 2050 by Vincent Callebaut. Autonomia para Trabalhar em Rede. Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism.

Sistema de tratamento ecológico recupera rios poluídos e cria jardins flutuantes. Earth Engine. Public Lab: a DIY environmental science community. DIF Biomimicry Challenge - Think Dif - Disruptive Innovation Festival. Ground-breaking ideas & strategies in business, economics & sustainability for innovative leaders. Future By Design [Jacque Fresco] Projeto chinês cria cidade sustentável. Vincent Callebaut Architecte FLAVOURSORCHARD. Fabricação Digital. Forum for the Future. Generalists to the Rescue: The Emergence of the Sustainability Professional  Equador: rumo ao pós-capitalismo. NASA destaca possibilidade de colapso da civilização - Galileu. Conscious Evolution: Leaping Into Possibility. Earthships: Homes for a sustainable future.

CHE. International Futures Forum. Mushrooms emerging in construction realm as insulation. The Pallet House by I-Beam Design Costs Only $75 and Uses Spare Wooden Pallets. Estre. PermaCities - the free online game of permaculture and urban design. Porto Maravilha. New Earth Project.

Earthship: casas ecológicas à prova de catástrofes. 10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome. New Earth Project. Matéria de Capa - Cidades do futuro. Renewable Energy Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuel. A new community based on cooperative principles. Eles usam raízes de árvores pra cultivar pontes naturais que duram até 500 anos. #postscarcity or bust! Hacking Abundance. Secret of change. Margaret_wheatly. Ideas Are Social Evolution. You're human, aren't you? (Original Video) Hot Tips for Breaking Habits that Limit Your Potential.

Finding Home - Breaking Free From Limits. RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation. The Future We Want.