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  • Sustainability: The potential for long-term maintenance of well-being, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions United Nations decade of education for sustainability “ Challenging us all to adopt new behaviors and practices to secure our future”
  • Miller kitchen, formal living room not used (rooms doing double duty),
  • Every system needs a central core ● Well defined ● Well functioning
  • Greets occupants and visitors appropriately Establishes an ambiance
  • Acoustic planning and noise reduction strategies
  • Whole life

    1. 1. Beyond Building GreenCreating Spaces ThatCelebrate the Art of Living
    2. 2. Sustainability in DesignSustainability: The potential for long-term maintenance ofwell-being – meet the needs of the present withoutcompromising the ability of future generations to meet theirown needs.•Energy efficiency•Reduce waste, pollution•Protect occupant health
    3. 3. Quality over Quantity
    4. 4. The Affect of Space – Person/Place
    5. 5. Person-Place Traditions
    6. 6. Contemporary SciencesNeuroscienceEvidence-BasedDesign
    7. 7. Space as Personal Empowerment Tool
    8. 8. 3 Essential Design Considerations• Connectivity• Balance• Sensorial Perceptions
    9. 9. Connectivity● Our connection to the entire system of life● Definable, finite gathering space● Supportive social spaces
    10. 10. Connections to Community and ContextConnectivity
    11. 11. Connection to NatureConnectivity
    12. 12. External cues guiding natural, circadian rhythmConnectivity
    13. 13. Window placement and daylightingConnectivity
    14. 14. Interior ViewsConnectivity
    15. 15. ThresholdsSet the Tone for the Unfolding ExperienceConnectivity
    16. 16. Connection to the Experience of HomeConnectivity
    17. 17. Central Core – True Heart• Clearly Defined Gathering Spaces• Conversation-friendly furniture configurationsConnectivity
    18. 18. Heart/HearthConnectivityProtectionBondingMutual Support
    19. 19. Interpersonal ConnectionsConnectivity
    20. 20. Balance:The Yin and Yang of Spacial QualitiesYin»Solitary functions»Intimate spaces»Dark colors»Soft forms»Dim Lighting»Soft textures»Still, quietYang»Social gathering»Grand spaces»Light Colors»Straight forms»Bright lighting»Hard textures»Active, loud
    21. 21. Scale and Proportion: FunctionBalance
    22. 22. Balance
    23. 23. Private vs. Social SpacesBalance
    24. 24. • Sensorial filters– Movement, Touch– Sight– Sound– Scent– TasteSensorial Perceptions:Experiences a space provides
    25. 25. Movement through SpaceSensorialPerceptions
    26. 26. Movement through adjacenciesSensorialPerceptions
    27. 27. Sense of Touch: Material ChoicesSensorialPerceptions
    28. 28. Wood Element• Alive• Peaceful• Centered• FreshSensorialPerceptions
    29. 29. Fire Element• Excites• Warms• Commandsattention• Distorts timeSensorialSensorialPerceptionsPerceptions
    30. 30. Earth Element• Stability• Grounded• Peaceful• SecureSensorialPerceptions
    31. 31. Metal Element• Reflective• Status• AdornmentSensorialPerceptions
    32. 32. Water Element• Cool• Soothing• Meditative• FluidSensorialPerceptions
    33. 33. Sight / Light● Essential to emotional well-being● Defines shape, depth, color● Quantity and qualitySensorialPerceptions
    34. 34. Sight / Color● Invites, Inspires, Influences● Psychologically, color drives responses and behavior● Use to shape experiencesSensorialPerceptions
    35. 35. SoundSensorialPerceptions
    36. 36. ScentBasilCedarEucalyptusJasmineLime/lemonMintOrangePineRoseSandalwoodCheersDispels FearClears Sinuses, reduces stressCalming, releases tensionElevates mood, fights fatigueClears thinkingPromotes warmth, self-confidenceStrengthens, cleansesStrengthens inner beingRaises spiritsSensorialPerceptionsAromatherapy Basics
    37. 37. TasteSensorialPerceptions
    38. 38. Home is your castle –Live Well Beautifully
    39. 39.  p  847-291-8285     f   847-291-8286www.LenoreWeissStudios.cominfo@LenoreWeissStudios.com 

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