PAUL BARNETT DESIGN GROUP
REGENERATIVE DESIGN

REGENERATIVE DESIGN

Regenerative Design

Regenerative design is a process that “creates a positive ecological footprint and contributes to the community” (Designing for Hope: Dominique Hes and Chrisna Du Plessis). It aims to create resilient equitable systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature. It draws on principles of biomimicry and biophilic design and has net positive energy, community, and natural habitat as a result of a well designed and created built environment. The final work should contribute positively to the community and the planet.

Our design approach embraces High-Performance Buildings, Water Sensitive Urban Design, Biophilic Design and Naturescapes, which we have outlined more in-depth below.

Teaching and Courses

Microvillages

Living Pods

The diversity of social patterns requires a response that caters for this diversity and one possible solution is what we call the “Living Pod” design.

Naturescapes

Naturescapes are powerful supporters of natural ecosystems, which is why we transform dry, lifeless spaces into beautifully green, lush oases.

High-Performance Buildings

Our Company Director and Senior Architect, Paul Barnett is a certified Passive House Designer with the Passivhaus Institute based in Germany.

Water Sensitive Urban Design

Waterharvested natural biomimicry naturescapes are a Water Sensitive Urban Design practice that becomes micro-forests after 10 years of growth.