New Book orders Available: Regenerative-Adaptive Design for Sustainable Development: A Pattern Language Approach
In this book, the author tests a regenerative-adaptive pattern language theory towards investigating the possibilities of a holistic, integrated design and planning method for sustainable development that incorporates the principles of regenerative design, as well as an adaptive pattern language that re-establishes our wholeness with nature, and considers the vulnerabilities of a changing landscape. The book examines an integral approach to contemporary theories of planning and design that explores the human-nature relationship patterns in social and spatial interconnections, between people and their natural environments. The interconnectedness of human and natural systems is used to scaffold possible solutions to address key environmental and sustainability issues that specifically address the need for patterns of behaviour that acknowledge the duality of ‘man and nature’. In 12 chapters, the book presents a holistic, regenerative adaptive pattern language that encapsulates how communities can better appreciate landscape change under future climate effects, and acknowledges the importance to adapt to patterns of change of place and the environment and therefore inform the communities’ responses for sustainable development. The application of the regenerative-adaptive pattern language was tested along the Great Ocean Road region of the Victorian coast in Australia.
How home office design impacts on wellbeing and productivity is being investigated in a new project that aims to identify the elements needed to create a happy home workspace. Researchers from Deakin University's Live+Smart Research Lab in the School of Architecture and Built Environment have partnered with a team from Deakin's School of Psychology to identify the design elements needed to improve mental health outcomes for home-based workers Director of the Live+Smart Research Lab, Dr Phill Roös said the research project was prompted by the numbers of people working from home as a result of COVID-19 restrictions "Many home workspaces are temporary setups in shared areas of the home such as dining rooms, kitchen counters or bedrooms so there is a lack of privacy and the chance of frequent interruptions," Dr Roös said.
For further information see link: https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/media-releases/articles/the-secret-to-making-working-from-home-a-happy,-healthy-place-to-be
This Webinar is now available to view on youtube: YouTube channel
or this link by Deakin Webinars: Designed by Nature: How sensory architecture can improve our well-being
Spending time in nature has significant positive effects on our emotional and physical wellbeing. How do we maintain this in a time of ever-increasing urbanisation?
In this webinar, Dr Phillip Roös explores the concept of our human desire to be part of nature, also known as Biophilia, and how this can inform architecture in wonderful ways.
What does it take to give a building soul? In this webinar, Dr Phillip Roös will explore the concept of our human desire to be part of nature, also known as biophilia, and how this can inform architecture in wonderful ways. He will focus on how these natural design elements have historically been integrated in architecture, some current best practice examples, and the positive effects they can have on our well-being.
Wednesday 26 February 2020.
12.30 pm - 1.30 pm AEDT
Online. Register at: Deakin Online registration
Watch the broadcast
More here: Deeper connections: https://australiascience.tv/adding-nature-to-our-grand-designs/
NATURE DESIGN AND US | Biophilic Design Day (Melbourne Design Week in Geelong)
Come and join us in a full a one-day examination of the importance of recognizing our innate and fundamental need to be in nature and how we can design our homes and cities to include more of it and be better places in which to live. This will be a unique, immersive day of talks, workshops, installations and discussion to open your minds to the design possibilities of connecting to nature.
It was a great privilege talking about Biophilic Design and the potential implementation in large scale infrastructure rail projects at the recent IFLA 2018 World Congress. http://www.ifla2018.com. Thank you to the organisers and all the support!
Dance of Light by Phil Roös, Anne Wilson and David Jones at the Landfall Lorne Sculpture Biennale http://www.lornesculpture.com / http://www.lornesculpture.com/conference-program.php 23 March 2018
http://www.ifla2018.com/ (Singapore from 15 July to 21 July 2018)
Dr Phil Roös is one of the keynote speakers at this year's IFLA World Congress in Singapore to present a talk on Biophilic Railway Stations – Re-imagine the Nature of Transit Design
Dr Phillip B. Roös
Ecological artist, designer, and architect. Writer, philosopher, and biophilia vanguardist.