Monthly Archives: February 2016

Blog 5: Bridging the Gap with Biophilia

Biophilia is a recently developed term used to describe humanity’s need to be connected or affiliated with nature and life or other living systems. We went over 14 design patterns used to incorporate nature in design, in order to feed … Continue reading

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Blog 5- Bamboo and designing for the environment

During class, we talked about buildings in India and how some were made out of bamboo and the vibe bamboo gave the design off of being built from earths resources. Many people are starting to design their homes to make … Continue reading

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11th Hour

When we watched the 11th hour in class, it took me a lot of effort to focus on the movie since this subject is not something I am completely interested in. Although, I do not have a lot of interest … Continue reading

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Pleased to meet you, Biophilia!

I am very excited about biophilia! I have seen different ways nature has been brought indoors, or the indoors providing a connection to the outdoors, but never had a name to put with the face. Biophilic design it is! Biophilia … Continue reading

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Why don’t we pay attention to the environment? Biophilic design is creating space and objects with our need to connect with nature in mind. We as human beings were created to interact with nature. If we spend too much time … Continue reading

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Blog Five – Creativity and Commitment

Elora Hardy’s Ted Talk is very inspiring. I did not realize that bamboo could be used in so many ways. “Bamboo will treat you well if you use it right.” Not only is the sustainability in this project brilliant, the … Continue reading

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5. Chameleon Couture

While the lecture relating to interior design felt a little unrelatable to me, having no particular interest in it, I thought the Elora Hardy TEDTalk on bamboo was really engaging. I really liked the contrast between this sort of design … Continue reading

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The class activity done in class with our learning communities really sparked a lot in my mind. Not only did it force us to think creatively and out of the box, but also in a sustainable mindset. We took the … Continue reading

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Blog 5 – Need to reconnect with nature

People need to reconnect with nature. We have become so disconnected from everything around us that we cannot see the damage we cause on a daily basis. The people that have been able to innovate and create such impressive and … Continue reading

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Blog 5: Like An Animal

One reading this week, Bio-inspired ‘Smart Skins’ by Rossi, Carpi and Scilingo, covers polymer based interfaces. I love the fact that clothing companies are developing smart clothes for active thermal regulation. Diaplex is an example of one of those companies … Continue reading

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