Biophilic Bamboo Base (B³) is an architectural performance and live on-site build, conceived on innate human relationships and their various environs. It is a deliberately and delicately created tribute to craft and construction in harmony with nature.
B³ creates a place to experience the therapeutic aesthetics of Bamboo – a building material that is a socio-culturally negotiated product of lives on the Indian Ocean. B³ allows architecture to become a performance by marrying material, methods and making in unadorned design and details. The creation of B³ contemplates our attention and awareness of ourselves, our surroundings, efficiency, and the art of coordination.
B³ has been developed by Shaun Banner and Michael Phillips with Curtin University architecture students in a collaborative exploration of biophilic principles, design activism and sustainability.
B³ will journey through IOTA to the Derbarl Yerrigan foreshore for the Fremantle Biennale, then finally take rest on a site where it can return to its natural elements gracefully.
What is Biophilic Design?
Biophilia means life attraction or love of living things and nature. Biophilic design is a rational design approach that creates, enhances and integrates nature – all the patterns, forms, shapes, materials, sights and sounds of nature – within the built form.
With thanks to: Jude van der Merwe, The B3 Team from Curtin University, Richard Manser, Jean-Marc Oliver and Durand Cheung.