We think we create our built environment mainly to protect our bodies from inclement weather, invasive species and dangerous encounters, but there must be more to it, as an answer to these needs, would be provided by a spacesuit at much cheaper cost. Having understood our own biology, next we should seek beyond, to grasp what makes us thrive.
It spread the feathery antennae of its crown and blinked into the wispy morning. Nerve impulses were running around newly connected circuits. Breathing gills across its massive chest, lean muscles supported perfectly calculated bones – to let it step well on the ground and stand proud through the turmoils. The first rays of the dawn glanced over its shiny skin and the cells aligned to get better exposure – sending energy back along the network to the core. There the […]
What is the prerequisite for anything to be deemed organic? -To contain carbon. Now this is a definition coming from the anatomy class and I’d argue not many architects are familiar with it. Otherwise you wouldn’t hear us bragging, as heartily as we normally do, about organic architecture with low carbon footprint, or even better – zero carbon emissions. And an organ is a collection of tissues, joined together to serve a common function. Is that what we mean by […]
If you have ventured into yoga or martial arts, you know how essential developing your awareness is for the practice. Heightened awareness, sometimes translated as mindfulness, is the primary goal and achievement of the exercises, and as I have discovered recently, all those advices to “go within” and “observe the sensations” have their sound physiological bearing. While we are generally taught, that we can count on our five senses, neuroscientists dive into much more complicated taxonomy of sensors, classifying them […]
When I’m cold I cannot think. Not like in totally blank mind – that would be actually beneficial – I’d pop my head in the fridge to restart the disk every now and then, instead of attempting meditation, at which I am hopeless. No, it’s just the thought “I AM COLD” invading the landscape in solid blocks until it blocks out everything else. I cannot think when I’m hot. Then a similar process unfolds, but it is more about melting […]