Archive for the ‘nature’ Category

Window Farms : The Solution to Greens & Gardens in the City

Check it out! Build your own. Listen to the NPR segment about window farms. Watch a Video about the vertical agriculture movement of Window Farms.

What are Window Farms??

Window Farms are vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield edible window gardens built using low-impact or recycled local materials.

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Healthcare Design

I am currently in my senior thesis studio focusing on Institutional Design (in the interior design program at Auburn University).  We are designing a woman’s and children’s hospital.

In doing research, I have found inspiration through the partnering of Parsons The New School for Design and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects on their Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).  Below is a series of images that inspire me to create a hospital that supports human healing through a connection to nature and daylighting.  Find out more.

“The goal of the students’ work was to inspire options for chemotherapy suites for patients in a satellite outpatient center in Brooklyn.

“The goal for Parsons was to challenge the roles that interior designers can play in contemporary society by shaping the physical, emotional, and psychological experience for patients in ways that empower them.” _ Staff — Interior Design, 1/12/2010

Eric Malave: Waterfeature

Tracy Ong: Treatment Center

Sometimes you just have to get out…

I love interior spaces, but there is still something very important about getting outside in nature and the beautiful landscape.  I’m about to embark on a backpacking trip to Linville Gorge in North Carolina with some friends.  This will be exciting and I can’t wait to be inspired by nature and the beautiful snow covered scenery.  Chilly temperatures are expected, but what’s a trip without heightened senses?

“Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.”  ~Standing Bear

Monster worm and sea star frenzy

Nature fascinates me!