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Permaculture and Sacred Geometry Workshop with Jo Gillies

Permaculture and Sacred Geometry Workshop with Jo Gillies

 

Our Principal Architect and Founder Jo Gillies was invited to present an introductory workshop on Sacred Geometry by Permaculture Northern Beaches (PNB), a local group of Permaculture Sydney North.

In the presentation, Sacred Geometry is defined as the blueprint of the natural world. It is an ancient science that explores and explains energy patterns that create and unify all things and reveals the precise way that the energy of the Universe organize itself. On every scale, every natural pattern of growth or movement conforms inevitably to one or more geometric shapes.

Permaculture is characterised as working with, rather than against, nature and most of its design principles are taken from nature.

The workshop focuses not on educating anyone on what they already know about Permaculture but rather on the unseen meeting the seen. The ‘edge’ effect of when Permaculture intersects with Sacred Geometry. The whole idea was for the participants to open up their hearts and minds to the endless possibilities of Sacred Geometry and how it can be applied in the home and garden, even to life and other interests.

Within the two and a half hour workshop Jo gave an introduction and overview into the fascinating world of Sacred Geometry.

You can download a copy of the presentation above by clicking this link Permaculture and Sacred Geometry Workshop.

 

TEDx Talks

Have you heard of TEDx talks? (TEDx represents ‘Technology, Education and Design’. Today it covers almost all topics – from science to business to global issues- in more than 100 languages). Well, tune in, these highly regarded and respected talks delve into all areas of life!

On Saturday the 25th October, Jo Gillies will be creating a TEDx Talk in Ultimo on the topic of ‘Masculine and Feminine Principles in Architecture’. We would love to see you in person otherwise tune in on line!

Enliven Pittwater

In September, Archisoul was invited to participate in a Pittwater Council event called ‘Enliven Pittwater’. Jo was part of a panel of keynote speakers from government, academia and private enterprise. Enliven Pittwater set out to identify the challenges, opportunities and trends faced by community and business in metro village centres. The focus of Enliven is to plan and create vibrant, dynamic village centres that are strong socially, culturally and economically.

Healthy NetWealthing Event

Our belief is that homes reflect not only our personalities, but our wellbeing. This topic was investigated and illustrated at one of the Healthy NetWealthing events. In August, Jo was a core speaker and discussed nourishing spaces in Architecture. Jo illustrated how well designed architectural spaces can support and nurture the mind, body and soul. How these creative buildings and landscapes energise our bodies and help create a calmness, to not only our minds, but our souls.

Jo Gillies speaks at HIA Buildgreen Expo

Jo Gillies speaks at HIA Buildgreen Expo

Jo Gillies, our talented and engaging speaker, has been invited to speak at a number of events.

One of the events Archisoul was invited to present at was at the HIA Buildgreen Expo in June. Jo enlightened the Audience on practical ‘Steps to a Green Home’.  Jo spoke about not only passive solar design but how careful selection of building materials can help support the planet and all life on it.

Moved to Care

Moved to Care

Archisoul are excited to be participating in a design competition organised by Building Trust International. The challenge is to design a health facility that can easily be relocated. This could be in response to a natural disaster, or to inoculate and educate in areas with specific medical emergencies or outbreaks, it will also help aid agencies that don't have the funds or means to purchase land, offering short term leasing opportunities. The setting is South East Asia where each year, 8 million people die from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that are largely preventable and often manageable. Unlike their developed-country counterparts, 30% of these people are aged less than 60. According to WHO this figure will increase by 21% over the next decade. The impact of infectious diseases in Southeast Asia is staggering. Malaria, for example, infected as many as 41 million people in the region in 2009. Demand for healthcare services in Southeast Asia is rising rapidly especially for those in rural communities where poverty makes people more vulnerable. Prevention, early detection and timely treatment through decentralised healthcare will lower death rates and improve lives. Images of our entry to follow!…

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker

Director Jo Gillies, was given the magnificent opportunity to give a series of talks on the cruise ship the Rhapsody of the Seas early this year. The talks focused on a range of topics related to South Pacific Architecture from underwater and luxury resort architecture, to the history of pre and post-colonial architecture and the indigenous structures and spirit houses of the Pacific Islands. The trip culminated in Jo leading a group to the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in New Caledonia which celebrates the vernacular Kanak culture by Renzo Piano.

Harbord Diggers

Harbord Diggers

Archisoul Architects are delighted to have been invited to participate in Stage Two of the Design Competition for the redevelopment of an iconic local site. The proposed $106 million design aims to provide the Northern Beaches community with an enhanced club facility, seniors' living village, childcare facilities and a community respite care service, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a swimming pool. We are very excited about the design and the potential opportunity to be involved, as the prominent landscaped headland setting is a unique and wonderful opportunity to contribute to the local built environment and to the community.

Golf Rocks!

Golf Rocks!

Archisoul Architects & Consultants have been very busy on some exciting new projects. Our recent junior golf academy project was featured on the front cover of last week's Manly Daily. We have thoroughly enjoyed creating a masterplan and architectural visualisations for this great concept involving an academy for budding future golfers from around the world.

EcoXpo

EcoXpo

Archisoul Architects & Consultants were invited to participate in the EcoXpo at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd Sept 2013 to showcase our take on designing and building sustainably. The EcoXpo is the all-inclusive forum of sustainable companies and their customers interested in eco living, and featured interesting talks, including one from the key note speaker David Suzuki. The weekend proved to be very interesting and informative, and Archisoul looks forward to participating in similar events in the future.