Micène Fontaine, September 22, 2023
Our planet faces a biodiversity crisis. As architects and interior designers, you have the unique power to create spaces that inspire and nurture our planet.
It's easy to forget nature's incredible role in our lives. Yet, the importance of integrating landscape and biodiversity improvements into architectural and interior design cannot be overstated. This union is not just about aesthetics. It's a powerful strategy that wields environmental, economic, and even psychological benefits.
Over the past 50 years, species diversity has declined at an alarming rate of 69%. It's a wake-up call for all of us. The exciting part is that we can be part of the solution!
The Living Proof: A Story - High Line in New York City
Once a decrepit railway line, the High Line is now a vibrant oasis of greenery amidst the urban jungle. It's a testament to the transformative impact of landscaping. But it's not just about beauty; it's about biodiversity. The High Line supports countless species of plants, insects, and birds, fostering a self-sustaining ecosystem.Continue Reading
Micène Fontaine, August 18, 2021
1976: I was about one year old when I first played with brightly colored wooden shapes. Chances are you were about the same age when you had a similar experience. I imagine I tried stacking these blocks on the back of the family pet or the shag rug before realizing that a stable surface works best - though far less fun to a toddler. There is a lot of learning embedded in this simple game. Lesson 1: Stacking works best on a stable foundation.Continue Reading