by Aranya SADIMET design process (click here to download mindmap) Limiting Factors in Design (click here to download mindmap) Methods and Approaches to Design (click here to download mindmap) Themes in Design
by Aranya The following pattern is a guide to what you might cover during your design. Either follow this through as described, or use it as a basis for your own ideas. Observations Describe your site Explain the context of your design, where it is located, size of site etc. Show your base map and… Continue reading Permaculture Design Process – 10. Design presentation
by Aranya Introduction The ideal that we always aim towards in permaculture is the concept of ‘harvesting as maintenance’. In reality, if we utilise low-maintenance systems to create a design that requires less energy over time to maintain, while providing increasing yields, we’ve done pretty well.
by Aranya Introduction So now you have created your map, you need to provide your client with an implementation plan. There are several factors that can affect the recommendations you make, including costs, so lets look at them one at a time.
by Aranya Introduction This is the stage where we finally put all our ideas down on paper for then client. No design is ever going to be perfect, so don’t be afraid to make some decisions – you’ll always learn from them later, even if they don’t work out as well as you’d hoped.
by Aranya Introduction So having identified the key functions that we are going to design for, we are now going to think about the best ways to fulfil them. Ideally, we only include something (a system or element) in our design if it fulfils at least three functions. Remember the ecological principle: Multiple functions for… Continue reading Permaculture Design Process – 5. Choosing systems & elements
Monika Frank, France, has shared some lessons plans: 1. Design Process and Elements of Permaculture Design A 90 minute session Objectives: Know different steps in design cycle / process Know why it is important to follow a design process and that it is cyclical Get the idea that permaculture design does not only mean planning a… Continue reading Session Plan Collection from Monika Frank
By Aranya Introduction This is the stage where we identify what will be the focus of the design. We take what we have learned from the client interview(s) & determine what key functions are required (there may be many, but some will be more a priority than others). When we visit somewhere new, we often… Continue reading Permaculture Design Process – 4. Identifying functions
By Aranya Introduction This is the part where we identify why we are redesigning the site. The following process we would ideally go through with each client (everyone involved ought to be interviewed to some degree). Sometimes, your clients will include both adults and children, though one or two may guide the process more than… Continue reading Permaculture Design Process – 3. The Client Interview
By Aranya Introduction If you are lucky, you will have obtained a good map from your client, on which you can base your own. Maps are made for many different reasons though, and it is unlikely that even if you have, you will be holding the perfect map for you in your hand just yet.… Continue reading Permaculture Design Process – 2. Creating a base map
This is the first article of a comprehensive series on permaculture design by Aranya. Enjoy! by Aranya 1. The site survey Introduction We are going to start our process by first surveying the area to be designed. You might not always be designing areas of land (permaculture is much more flexible than just this), but… Continue reading Permaculture Design Process – 1. The site survey
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. In more casual speech, by extension,… Continue reading Philosophy
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Design, when applied to fashion, includes considering aesthetics as well as function in the final form. Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams and sewing patterns). Design has different… Continue reading Design
Hand-out in workshop on Esthetics & Design in Permaculture. Patterns in Nature: Symmetry ￼ Bilateral animals, including humans, are more or less symmetric with respect to the sagittal plane which divides the body into left and right halves. Plants and sessile (attached) animals such as sea anemones often have radial or rotational symmetry. Fivefold symmetry… Continue reading Esthetics & Design: Symmetry
Hand-out for a workshop on Esthetics & Design in Permaculture. Patterns in Nature: self-similarity & scale ￼ Exact self-similarity: identical at all scales; e.g. Koch snowflake Quasi self-similarity: approximates the same pattern at different scales; may contain small copies of the entire fractal in distorted and degenerate forms Statistical self-similarity: repeats a pattern stochastically so… Continue reading Esthetics & Design: Fractals
Hand-out for a workshop on sheet mulching. emphasis on esthetic qualities of the shape of beds/pathways/stepping stones and the different textures of the finishing top layer. An often encountered criticism of permaculture design in public space is that it looks “messy”. And frankly: it often does. Going overboard on pragmatism can lead to a neglect… Continue reading Esthetics & Design: Sheet Mulching
Design (noun) a specification of an object, manifested by an agent, intended to accomplish goals, in a particular environment, using a set of primitive components, satisfying a set of requirements, subject to constraints; (verb, transitive) to create a design, in an environment (where the designer operates) – wikipedia Even though the Rational model is most… Continue reading Permaculture is a Design Philosophy
Casa Gaia-Ecoherencia, Cádiz 2011-2012 Aquí tenéis un resumen de los apuntes del I Curso de Diseño Modular de Permacultura en Cádiz (2011-12), organizado por Casa Gaia y Ecoherencia. El contenido es una visión personal de lo esencial del curso, redactado por alumnos. Este es el resultado de un ingenioso trueque que nos funcionó bastante bien.… Continue reading (Español) Apuntes Curso Diseño en Permacultura