Biophilia Exploration Day

Early in our project design phase, our design team engaged in multiple discussions and meetings on Biophilia.  The idea of designing with living and connecting to nature became apparent that this is the most important concept for the project.  As we became more aware and educated on the importance of Biophilic design, we decided to hold a Biophilic Charette on site on Mar. 29, 2018.  As our Design Team walked the site, explored the history, ecology, spirit of place and brainstormed on engaging important aspects of Biophilic design., the wonderful concept of "Re-Wilding the Eco-system" emerged as a powerful theme to base our design experiences as well as our perma-culture based approach to food production!  Through a very engaging brainstorming session during the day, the following themes became apparent:

Natural Patterns and Processes

Place Based Relationships

Ecological Connection to Place

Our Team has put an action plan in place to incorporate the concept and themes into the design of Green Point. We are so excited to have had this integrative design opportunity!

On-Site Biophilia Exploration Day, March 29, 2018, Design Team Members: Victoria Drakeford (Landscape Architect), Kurtis Howes (Lunarbloom Perma-culture), Ross Wood (Design Team Leader), Mark Bernhardt (Bernhardt Contracting), Fiona McLagan, (Co-Founder/Anat Baniel Method Practioner), Hajo Meijer, (CPHD, Special Guest), Kenneth Chooi (C0-Founder, Architect AIBC), Sam Van Hell (Arcas Media), Jack Kitchener (NIDO Design).

On-Site Biophilia Exploration Day, March 29, 2018, Design Team Members: Victoria Drakeford (Landscape Architect), Kurtis Howes (Lunarbloom Perma-culture), Ross Wood (Design Team Leader), Mark Bernhardt (Bernhardt Contracting), Fiona McLagan, (Co-Founder/Anat Baniel Method Practioner), Hajo Meijer, (CPHD, Special Guest), Kenneth Chooi (C0-Founder, Architect AIBC), Sam Van Hell (Arcas Media), Jack Kitchener (NIDO Design).

 

 

 

Archaeology: Our Emerging History

The Green Point Project is situated on an Archaeological site that was once inhabited by the Cowichan's First Nations People.  Historian's and First Nation's elders understand that the infamous Chief Tzouhalem lived in this very area with his family, followers and warriors. Green Point was where they lived, cooked, made salt, fished, hunted, and defended their land from invaders.

As Co-Founders of the project, we feel strongly that the heritage and history of this unique region must be respected and preserved. We are so pleased to have Archaeologist Steve Hamm and First Nations Specialist Harold Joe, as part of our team to oversee the excavation.   Our children and their friends are having a wonderful and educational experience working on the dig that they will always remember.  This ensures that any artifacts found are taken care of in the proper manner and culturally and historically respected.