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The Journey of Extraordinary Encounters

Journey of Extraordinary Encounters Collaboration by The School of Lost Arts, Deakin University Live+Smart Research Lab and the IT Dept. Launch Pad, Tract Consultants Geelong, OneMap, and CartDeco Cartographics.  Enter the world of nature’s design principles, following an interactive trail to uncover biophilic design in the city and experience what nature can teach us about …

Building Better Blocks

  Geelong, building better blocks Collaboration between the Live+Smart Research Laboratory and GHD   In the event Geelong, building better blocks, Associate Professor Dr Phill Roös participate in a thought-provoking panel discussion lead by former GHD Market Lead and AWA President, Lindsay Brown. The event explores how we can ‘build better blocks’ to make unpredictable cities …

Rewilding the City

  Rewilding the City, 2021 Curated by Phillip B Roös, Simon Kilbane, Yolanda Esteban and John Rollo    What might a biophilic city look like and how could its residents benefit from a city that embraces nature through a spectrum of green infrastructure solutions? Explore in this exhibition alternate possibilities of Geelong as a Nature-full …

The Love of Water – Aquaphilia

Collaboration between the Live+Smart Research Laboratory and Vidler Art Parlour Gallery All living creatures on earth have an innate connection to water, in fact, we cannot survive without water. This deep affiliation to water heightens our sensory experiences and attachment to place, where beautiful landscapes along waterways gets settled by humans since ancient times.  In …

Bring Nature back into the City – Geelong Design Week 2021

The Live+Smart Research Laboratory at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University is collaborating with industry partners – The School of Lost Arts, Creative Geelong Makers Hub, GHD and Vidler Gallery in various Geelong Design Week 2021 exhibitions and events to promote biophilia and the importance of bringing nature back into our cities. …

R and D partnership to bolster urban sustainability

A landmark research partnership between Deakin University and global design and engineering firm SMEC will underline Australia’s position at the forefront of urban sustainability. In a rapidly-urbanising world where cities largely contribute to climate change, they can also be an integral part of the solution if systems are implemented to reduce resource consumption and waste …

Live+Smart Lab research response to COVID-19

Researchers from across the Live+Smart Lab at Deakin University are tapping into their innovative thinking and expertise to find ways to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. From dynamic systems modelling, pattern identification and dynamic scenario modelling to emergency response planning, biophilic designed home-work spaces and post COVID-19 liveability, the L+SLab is working across disciplines, connecting …

Dr Phillip Roös features on Australia’s Science Channel

Deakin University’s Dr Phillip Roös, an expert in environmental design and architecture, gives a fascinating explanation of biophilia – the concept of our innate connection to nature in design – in a new video on Australia’s Science Channel. Dr Roös, from Deakin’s School of Architecture and Built Environment and Director of the Live+Smart Research Lab, says …

Celebrating World Environment Day

To celebrate World Environment Day, Dr Phillip Roös, Director of Deakin’s Live+Smart Research Lab spoke about Biophilic design and of the need to put nature first in the future design of our city. Dr Roös covered the fundamentals for creating healthy liveable places that enhance wellbeing. He emphasised the need to inject nature into our …

Geelong’s changing landscape detailed in book by Deakin researchers

The book Geelong’s Changing Landscape, which has been described as the most comprehensive investigation of the history of the development and planning of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, has now been published. Working with publishers CSIRO, David Jones and Phillip Roös recently compiled and edited Geelong’s Changing Landscape, a 344 page publication that offers an insightful investigation of the …

Design with Nature – A Clever and Creative Public Lecture

The third lecture in the 2019 Clever and Creative Lecture Series:  Design with Nature investigated integrating biophilia, our innate connection with nature, into the design and planning of our environments. Challenging our conventional design knowledge and practice can play a fundamental role in our physiological and psychological health and wellbeing. Dr Phillip Roös Associate Head of …

Vital Signs: Smart City, Living City

Staff and students from the School of Architecture and Built Environment featured when Melbourne Design Week expanded to Geelong for the first time earlier this year. The Vital Signs: Smart city, living city exhibition was coordinated by the school in collaboration with the City of Greater Geelong, the Geelong Gallery and Geelong Regional Libraries. Contributing to ongoing …

Deakin Architecture Events a Design Week Success

From biophilic design to green rooftops to affordable eco housing – it was exciting to see Deakin University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment featuring when Melbourne Design Week expanded to Geelong for the first time earlier this year. Staff and students from the school were involved in a range of events across the program, …

Research Lab Helps us Live Better and Smarter

Deakin University launched it’s Live+Smart Research Lab on 31 May. The Lab will tackle one of the 21st century’s biggest challenges: rapid urbanisation and the decline of rural areas. The launch of the multidisciplinary research hub included a keynote presentation from Vanessa Schernickau, CEO of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee, exploring the issues we …