I really liked the readings this week as they were relatable to my other classes as well. Biophillic design is really interesting to me, as I think it could be important to tie unnatural or manmade things to the natural world. By doing this you are creating a more sustainable world and really bringing people back to nature. We are incorporating this into our studio project and I hope to use this article towards some of the research. We are using the idea that nature can be brought inside of a space and still seem like it belongs.
The Ted Talk is always one that I love because the material of bamboo is one of my favorite materials. I used this talk about two semesters ago when I gave a group presentation over the material of bamboo and just how sustainable it is. It is a product that can be used not only residentially but commercially as well. It is one that I would push to use on any project due to lifetime and durability, even though it can be more costly.
This week getting the sustainability tour was actually a nice change. Getting to see someone actually put into action what we talk about in class can really put things into perspective. Being able to see how cardboard and paper can be recycled and then turned into a profit was really interesting. Although not much profit is made I think that it is still worth the effort because it is good for the environment. I also learned that you could not recycle glass in Stillwater which I did not know and will have to change about my recycling habits. I also loved learning about how Stillwater and the OSU campus works really hard to be sustainable.