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Designing for Wellbeing

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Is “wellbeing” just a new trendy buzzword, or a sincere philosophy that attempts to improve our lives ? Every man and his dog seem to be talking about “wellbeing” these days. Having overtaken “quality” as…

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Who Needs Beauty

Who needs beauty?

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There’s a tantalizing mystery in our intuitive response to beauty and the sensual experience and associated pleasure from what we hear, touch, taste, smell or see. Science now tells us that we don’t simply desire…

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A living, breathing building

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New buildings at a girls’ school in Christchurch incorporate nature into architecture. Two new buildings for the Rangi Ruru Girl’s School in Christchurch, New Zealand – the Science Centre and the Gibson Centre, a 590m2,…

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Beautiful thinking

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Our design reveals our assumptions.  Since the Industrial Revolution, many of our designs have assumed we live in a world of unlimited natural resources and a belief that our fate is completely independent from that…

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