23 Jan '12, 5pm

What is Slow Design, And Where Did It Come From?

What is Slow Design, And Where Did It Come From?

Michael Bardin of Perkins + Will proposes the term "slow design" for design without air conditioning in a recent article in Fast Company. He writes in You've Heard About Slow Food. What We Really Need Is Slow Design : Taking a cue from the Slow Food movement, which successfully created a widely recognized global consumer culture around the value of unprocessed and local foods, architects and designers must promote the superior value of “slow” designs that turn the machines off and instead offer the comfort that comes from being in touch with the environment in ways that enhance the quality of individual experience and wellness. He makes some very good points about how to do this, including proper shading, ventilation, dressing appropriately, and using plants. It is good advice. But I don't think he can call it "slow design"; it is far to narrow a definition, just one aspec...

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