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Sumbiotecture

To design and build according to Symbiocene principlessumbiocentric thinking, symbiomimicry and the discipline of sumbiology, (sumbios: living together and techne: to build). The archi in architecture means to rule or to command … it has to go.

Symbioscapes

Symbiotically animated landscapes that require sumbiocentric thinking to bring the scape (a stalk) to life., (symbiosis, living together, from sumbios).

Sumbioversity

A place where sumbiosic thinking and sumbiosity can house sumbiotecture and the study of symbioscapes.

 

From Earth Emotions (2019):

Habitat

 “Cities, as they are currently configured, owe their existence to globalized gigantism, supported by the carbon-intensive global transport of goods by aircraft, shipping and trucks. Symbiocene planners agree with Bill Rees in seeing cities as “entropic black holes” failing in all superficial attempts at even pseudo-sustainability with their ‘green walls’.[1] We will need to exit the megapolis and live in what we could call the “sumbiopolis”. I have no clear idea of what this kind of city will look like, but would not rule out the ‘living city’ of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Broadacres’ countryside, complete with skyscrapers, forests and factories, surrounded by agricultural fields; an assemblage he described as “patterns of cultivation mingling with good buildings”.[2] I can also see Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s organic, living design and architecture, informing every aspect of the built symbioment.[3] Finally, architects and designers will be able to create organic form and flow in their work. The era of the straight line and ‘the box’ ends, as engineers figure out how to replace Anthropocene concrete and steel (two of the highest emitters of carbon) with new materials that satisfy Symbiocene principles.”

 [1] Rees 1997.

[2] Wright 1958, 198.

[3] Hundertwasser 1997.