Living Space – Michael Rice

BioArchitecture – Building the Future

We are in a constant dance with the elements of our environment, and as we transform it, it transforms us. What we construct and inhabit literally informs not only our biology but our psychology and our resulting behaviour. You may have heard the much used expression –‘you are what you eat’, which poetically encapsulates the reality that what we consume and indeed how we consume it, forms the basis of our physical, mental and emotional makeup. The same is true with how and where we live.

Sick Building Syndrome

In recent years there has been a growing awareness of an increasingly prevalent health condition which nautilus3has become known as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). It manifests in many ways depending on the individual and the specifics of their environment, but ‘symptoms’ include lack of energy, headaches, irritable bowel, skin irritation, nausea, insomnia, restlessness and many other debilitating physical and psychological reactions. The results of such environments lead to a literal breakdown in the integrity of the immune system of the occupants, which in turn affects every other aspect of their lives. There are a plethora of conflicting conclusions and beliefs as to what may be causing this, ranging from chemical off gassing, poor air quality, lack of adequate ventilation, negative effects of some man made electro-magnetic fields to the adverse influence of just plain bad design.

Most of us have spent some time in buildings that may feel as if they are indeed ‘sick’ buildings, and we may have felt a deep survival based desire to leave, or ‘escape’ the toxicity of the environment. There is a literal stress on our bodies that when left unchecked can lead to dis-ease, or slow disintegration of biological function. It has been said that biology ‘invented’ pain as a way to show us where to place our attention. I like this concept and it does of course make sense – when our finger touches something hot, a sensation of pain triggers an almost instantaneous physical response which affects the rapid removal of the digit from danger. This is a simple and obvious example of the continuous biofeedback we engage in with our environments.

Each cell in our body is independently able to detect and respond appropriately to both positive and negative influences in our environments. In effect we have the skills in our very bodies to know when a space is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for us. However, sometimes the negative stresses we experience are more subtle and less obvious to us, affecting us over time, making awareness and perception less likely to kick in.

A future of beauty

Harmony-Hall-Entrance-from-LoftModern society does not actively support or encourage the idea or understanding that we are completely energetically integrated with our built environments. It could be said that to do so would ultimately lead to its ‘destruction’, as people became more aware of the adverse effects and stresses bombarding us everywhere we go. So to some extent there is an opportunity to take greater personal responsibility for our own education, our own health and our own built environments.

It is worth saying at this point that I know we are capable of so much beauty and life supporting expression. When we operate from a place of awareness, integrity and open creativity we discover ways to manifest timelessly beautiful spaces which support our bodies, uplift our minds and nurture our spirit. Rather than focus on the many ways we do not do this, evidenced by the structures most of us live and work in, I intend to concentrate on and present ways that we can develop the awareness and the skill base necessary to design and build with more beauty in more sustainable equilibrium with our environment. This information is for everyone, as we all play a part in the creation and maintenance of our built biology.

To paraphrase Albert Einstein – ‘we cannot solve the problem with the same mind that created it’. We could benefit from a new language, a new understanding and a new philosophy that is based as close as possible on the pure principles of natural emergent living design. The opportunity now exists to really study and emulate how nature creates and expresses sustainably, with ease and elegance.

Understanding the natural laws

I am not advocating just surface level bio-mimicry, or inducing pseudo organic forms just for the sake of it, or indeed the myopic and ultimately limiting focus of some ‘green’ architects and designers – such as the target of zero carbon emissions (perhaps a classic case of not seeing the wood for the soon to be cut down trees).

I am suggesting a pure principle set of natural ‘rules’ or algorithms based on those observed at every level of natural expression.   When we rediscover the structure, nature and essence of LIFE and what conditions optimise its emergence and expression we can apply this understanding in the creation of truly sustainable and beautiful environments. We continue to learn, practice, assess and express and as we do so our understanding and awareness increases – this is the very underlying principle at work in all emergent life systems.

We call this design philosophy and practice BioArchitecture, and invite you to explore our individual and collective potentials.

BioArchitecture – Fractal living spaces

Bioarchitecture is the pure principle set of rules for design, construction and land use, which utilises the necessary ‘fractal’ or rose like symmetry / shape of electric fields which allow all living systems to thrive, thus bioarchitecture allows building and community plans to make FRACTAL (shape similarity across scales – like Russian dolls nested in one another) and rose-petal like electrical charge fields, which puts energy into everything based on DNA. Genes are like all living things – they are based on PHI (natural ratio / harmonic – 1:1.618033989..) and fractality precisely because only phi based constructive charge wave compression allows all biologic memory to be stored – and allows that same field effect to radiate efficiently into the electric flower of self-organisation called growth, healing, attention, bliss, and successful living.

The premise behind bioarchitecture is that all life responds well to design that is in accordance with nature and avoids harmful materials and sharp corners, which literally bleed (haemorrhage) capacitive charge. The ultimate goal of bioarchitecture is to create fractal charge fields that are implosive in nature and encourage life, positive DNA resonance and charge implosion (the electrical principle of life itself). An ideal example of this concept is found in a rose’s petals, which unfold along the golden mean ratio and are fractal, meaning that they are capable of infinite non-destructive interference and attract charge inward towards the centre causing implosion (the electrical principle of life itself).

When space starts to breathe energy

An ideal example of this concept is found in a rose’s petals, which unfold along the golden mean ratio and are fractal, meaning that they are capable of infinite non-destructive interference and attract charge inward towards the centre causing

So by studying and understanding the symmetry of electric fields causing health versus disease we rediscover that an overwhelming simple and yet compelling rule or pattern emerges. Applying this beautiful algorithm to architecture – we now see exactly why the design of living space – must be exactly that – an electrically living space. An electrically alive space (sometimes called ‘sacred’) – is simply the space where charge can breathe efficiently and thus achieve the (multiply connected / holographic and fractal) distributed resonance called awareness – the thrust of all living systems.

The basic rules for a living space

BioArchitecture-UpstairsIf these rules are followed – (in playful conjunction with live food / happy DNA diet – movement / exercise – coherent emotional awareness) biology will be healed from the pain it now experiences in so many ways, and bliss will erupt spontaneously. Biology invented death as a way of sorting out what waves are shareable, and pain as a beautifully efficient biofeedback to show us where to place our attention. So not only does the charge field of your (bliss) DNA – look like a rose but so also does the resulting charge field of your heart, your brain, your refrigerator, your home, your office, and your city and your indeed your life!

Create living space by observing some simple rules:

  1. Use natural geometries, shapes, forms, ratios and growth patterns to design our spaces in order to create life and truly sustainable systems. This is ‘Full Spectrum Architecture’ – not just ‘green architecture’!
  2. Use virtually ALL biologic materials – to create fractal charge field effects (avoid particularly aluminium and steel – also plastics wherever at all possible)
  3. Plan structures by observing for negative ion potential, and environmental magnetic maps- to find the place of healing (non-destructive charge compression).
  4. Make detailed plans to eliminate most all electro smog – the adverse effects of electrical contamination. (Seriously poisonous to most biology)
  5. Include paramagnetic stone arrays (dolmen, stone circle, and labyrinth) kinds of structure external and or internal – to create rose petal like attraction for living charge.
  6. Work with elemental forces under, on and above the land – (living charge domains) – to include the symphony of life in your structural plan


Originally posted by Arihia Sundancer @ New Earth Institute


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