Our conclusion is that desire is hard-wired into the human psyche and into the design process. Both require stimulation and excitement and a sense of reaching for what is potentially possible. Neither is satisfied for very long. Today, both design and desire are pushing up against the edge of a future for nine billion on an overheated planet that aches for more.
The good life varies in its dimensions across place, time and culture. One size does not fit all. This issue of Catalyst: Strategic Design Review explores the meaning of the good life for people across our shared world.
Rural Studio has been responsible for over 75 beautifully crafted architectural interventions such as homes, parks, community and public buildings for the residents of West Alabama that are plagued by poverty and substandard housing.
How can design transform teaching and learning so that it becomes more self-actualizing? The Third Teacher, a collaborative work by Bruce Mau Design, VS Furniture and OWP/P Architects, is an exploration of the link between the school environment and how children learn.