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Research + Design takes on all manner of projects though as well can provide biophilic design - this is a type of design that has a love of nature at its heart. Its not always applicable to all our Clients and projects but its here for Clients who are interested.The majority of our work primarily remains about listening to Clients needs and providing well grounded and straight forward design services (as well as value for money) - biophilic or otherwise.
"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you"
Frank Lloyd Wright from "The Wright Style" Carla Lind 1992
Research and Design believe architecture is primal - for the spirit and inextricably tied to the landscape and nature that surrounds it. We support biophilic design, a sustainable type of design that integrates nature and architecture resulting in a net biodiversity gain. to increase both our well being and the health of the plants and animals around us. We believe this connection is essential for our physical well being, our spirtual well being, and for the present and future well being of the planet.
"We are living in a disappearing world"
Recent research has revealed the world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, yet have caused the loss of 83% of all wild mammals and half of plants, while pets and livestock abound.The major cause of wildlife decline (68%) is habitat degradation and habitat exploitation carried out by human beings.
Loss of habitat through the rapacious industrialization and development of our natural environment is the primary cause of what many are calling a 6th Extinction Event. Some would say we live in a civilization that is in contradiction with life itself. A civilization hard wired to exploit the earth, and to divide people and to destroy the environment.
Historically, the vast majority of the architectural profession has supported this "business as usual" system through willfully producing image based designs that capture our imagination but destroy the reality of our natural environment in the process. Since the 1950s the majority of the profession and its institutions have failed in their most basic tenant - to create a better world.
Profession. To profess a faith or belief in service to the community and the environment. Not many "Professionals" in our culture achieve this. The accelerating rate of mass extinction, loss of biodiversity and environmental destruction (business as usual) continues.
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