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Biologic Architecture
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by Michael Rice

Biologic Architecture: A Building Inspired by Nature
Photo Michael Rice

In his home in the Bloom Mountains in the heartland of Ireland, author and award-winning architect Michael Rice has used the language of Nature to create a healthy, inspiring, energy efficient living space. He calls it "Dreamfield" and lives there with his wife Heather and five home educated kids. He also teaches "Sacred Geometry and Coherent Emotion" internationally. He writes,

"Over the millennia, there have been countless design and building styles from simple earth huts to classic timber cabins to modern, so-called “intelligent” structures. No doubt, there will be many more as our technology continues to provide a platform for our apparently insatiable and, indeed, appropriate desire to express and create. We are in a constant dance with the elements of our environment and, as we transform it, it transforms us. What we construct and inhabit literally informs not only our biology but our psychology and our resulting behavior. We experience an alliterative continuum of building, biology and biography. The much used expression 'you are what you eat' poetically encapsulates the reality that what we consume and how we consume it forms the basis of our physical, mental and emotional makeup. The same is true with how and where we live."

In this article, he describes the principles behind what he calls "biologic architecture," and provides both words and photos to describe the home he built for his family, which has become the basis for his architecture  practice.

Here is a link to a PDF of the complete article as it appeared in the January/February, 2010 issue of Natural Life Magazine.


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