Pattern Understanding: Recognition & Application

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Permaculture Design Certificate Course session. Learning how to read forms and structures in nature and interpret their functions to improve efficiency in design.

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  • (LEFT)Low Diffusion & Low Friction(Middle) Higher Diffusion & High Friction(RIGHT)Most DiffusionForLeast FrictionDIFFUSION, TRANSPIRATION & CAPILLARY ACTION
  • Pattern Understanding: Recognition & Application

    1. 1. Recognition & Application
    2. 2. 1) EXPANSION & CONTRACTION2) GROWTH3) FLOW4) TURBULENT FLOW5) COLLECTION & DISPERSAL6) PACKING & CRACKING
    3. 3. PATTERN GROUP: E X PA N S I O N & CONTRACTION SPHERES, HEMISPHERE & DOMES Eggs, Nests, Cherries, Arches, Seeds, Caves, Cells, Planets
    4. 4. E X P A N S I O N & CONTRACTIONSTRENGTH, MOVEMENT & REBIRTH
    5. 5. E X P A N S I O N & CONTRACTIONTO ENDLESS AQUADUCTS
    6. 6. E X P A N S I O N & CONTRACTIONBALANCED DISTRIBUTION
    7. 7. E X P A N S I O N & CONTRACTIONEXPANSION & CONTRACTION
    8. 8. PATTERN GROUP: GROWTH SPIRALS & HELIXES Hurricanes, Mollusk Shells, Fiddleheads, Herb Spirals, Spider Webs
    9. 9. GROWTH
    10. 10. GROWTH Another Way to Understand ItWHERE THIS RATIO EQUALS THIS RATIO Length of Length of line the entire line (A) segment (B) Length of line = Length of the segment (B) line segment (C)
    11. 11. GROWTH1.6180339887498948482045868343656381177203091798057628621354486227052604628189044970720720418939113748475408807538689175212663386222353693179318006076672635433389086595939582905638322661319928290267880675208766892501711696207032221043216269548626296313614438149758701220340805887954454749246185695…
    12. 12. GROWTH
    13. 13. GROWTH
    14. 14. GROWTH & RESILIENCY
    15. 15. PATTERN GROUP: FLOW WAVES & MEANDER Sand Dunes, Hummingbird Flight, Berms & Swales, Heartbeats
    16. 16. FLOW EXPRESSING THE INVISIBLE WIND TIDES SOUND LIGHT & HEAT SEISMIC ENERGYELECTROMAGNETISM
    17. 17. FLOWCYMATICS is CAUSE while is EFFECT
    18. 18. FLOW
    19. 19. FLOWIn Stream Gabions & Large Woody Debris SLOW, SPREAD & SINK
    20. 20. FLOWGROWTH & FLOW
    21. 21. FLOW
    22. 22. PATTERN GROUP: TURBULENT FLOW OVERBECK JET, VORTEX & LOBE Mushrooms, Von Karman Trails, Jellyfish, Eckman Spirals, Wind Turbulence
    23. 23. TURBULENT FLOWAll Life in Motion
    24. 24. TURBULENT FLOWPATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE
    25. 25. TURBULENT FLOWPractical application of Ekman Spirals in a“least path” design for a garden
    26. 26. TURBULENT FLOWKEYHOLE GARDENS
    27. 27. TURBULENT FLOWSPEED, POWER & TURBULENCE
    28. 28. TURBULENT FLOW
    29. 29. TURBULENT FLOW
    30. 30. PATTERN GROUP: COLLECTION & DISPERSAL BRANCHING & FRACTALS Feathers, River Deltas, Blood Vessels, Parking Lot Traffic
    31. 31. COLLECTION & DISPERSAL
    32. 32. COLLECTION & DISPERSAL
    33. 33. COLLECTION & DISPERSAL
    34. 34. COLLECTION & DISPERSAL
    35. 35. COLLECTION & DISPERSAL
    36. 36. COMPLEX BRANCHING Systems within Systems
    37. 37. COMPLEX BRANCHING
    38. 38. PATTERN GROUP: PACKING & CRACKING Polygons Honeycombs, Radiolarians, Cracked Mud, Corn Kernels, Ice Crystals
    39. 39. PACKING & CRACKING
    40. 40. PACKING & CRACKINGCURVES COMPILED OF STRAIGHT LINES
    41. 41. DESIGNING WITHNATURE’S PATTERNS
    42. 42. EXPANSION
    43. 43. Natural Movement followsCURVES & ANGLES for EFFICIENCY
    44. 44. DESIGN FOR HUMANS
    45. 45. STRENGTH, STABILITY & FRUGALITY
    46. 46. CITY Intersection Repair &Repair Common Space Development
    47. 47. COMMUNITY Repair
    48. 48. BEAUTY = FUNCTION

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