QUEENSLAND’S Timber Hub office in Brisbane was the perfect venue to talk to interior design students about wood and biophilics, the practice of connecting people and nature within built environments and communities.
Allied to the WoodSolutions technical program, Timber Queensland last week hosted two groups of TAFE diploma of building design and diploma of interior design tertiary sudents who are designing an office as part of their next assignment.
“We can rest assured that timber will feature heavily in their projects,” said Timber Queensland strategic relations and communications manager Clarissa Brandt who hosted the gathering, along with Simon Dorries, CEO, Responsible Wood, which is based at the hub.
“There has been good feedback from the lecturers and I believe this format would be worth offering to other groups, something I will discuss with the University of Queensland and the Queensland Unversity of Technology.”
Program speakers included David Rowlinson, Make it Wood Campaign manager, Planet Ark, and Canadian architect Tye Farrow of Farrow Partners in Torono, via a WoodSolutions webinar.
Tye Farrow has gained international recognition for designing places that enhance our capacity to thrive – culturally, economically, mentally and physically.
He has initiated a global “Cause Health” movement aimed at raising expectations for design as the basis for total health, which extends beyond environmental sustainability and physical health to encompass our mind health … “connecting the dots between neuroscience and architecture.”
Mr Farrow’s projects across North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East demonstrate leadership in this visionary quest. He has been invited to present his ideas at leading institutions, including the Mayo Clinic.