The world designed through our senses: biophilic influence in architecture Past Event
This evening event features the latest research in biophilic design, explores the concept of normalcy, examines future scenarios and reviews the leading built outcomes in applying biophilic principles. The presentations and following discussion, featuring Dr Dominique Hes, Neil Stonell and Dr Kirsten Day, investigates the improved physical and mental health outcomes relating to sensory experiences and what our minds acknowledge as normal and familiar. They will introduce the concept of ‘normalcy’, which comes from healthcare design arguing improved physical and mental health outcomes relating to sensory experiences, what our senses consider normal and familiar, subconscious and consciously.
This event to be facilitated by Sculptform and hosted in their newly opened studio. The Sculptform Melbourne Design Studio is an environment designed for members of the design and construction industry to help develop innovative solutions for their projects.
Join Sculptform for the presentation from industry leaders along with a cocktail reception and lively discussion post event.
Dr Dominique Hes
PhD Arch, G.Dip Process Eng, B.Sc Botany,
Non-executive Director, Greenfleet; Trustee, Trust for Nature; Adjunct Fellow Cities Research Research Institute Griffith University; Principal Researcher, Plant Life Balance.
Dr Dominique Hes is an award-winning author, researcher and academic working in the areas of regenerative development, biophilia, urban greenery, sustainable development and all areas that look at using human ingenuity to address messy complex problems in our cities. With degrees in Botany, Process Engineering and Architecture, Dominique brings an interdisciplinary approach and governance experience to all of her work.
Managing Partner, Grimshaw
Neil Stonell was part of the team which delivered Grimshaw’s first Australian project, Southern Cross Station, the recipient of the 2007 RAIA National Urban Design Award and RIBA Lubetkin Prize. Since then, Neil has been instrumental to the creation of complex projects across a variety of sectors throughout the region, including workplace, education, research, aviation, rail, and retail. Ultimately, he strives to create places that are vibrant and cohesive, responsible and timeless.
Dr Kirsten Day
Lecturer, University of Melbourne.
Director, Norman Day + Associates.
Dr Kirsten Day lectures in Architecture at the University of Melbourne. She coordinates Construction as Alchemy and Architectural Practice. Kirsten’s publications, workshops and studios explore themes of future scenarios and the impact of change on the architectural profession and the human condition.