Friday, September 26, 2008

Systems Research

Many of the strategic areas of focus for the development of the La Flor campus are centered on the technical systems. The systems explored here include energy, water, and waste – all important to the development of the campus plan. In addition there are studies of agricultural and architectural systems.

Students in both La Flor and Innovation contributed to this research.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


storm water management

Systems Research: Biomass and Ethanol

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Some Crazy Idea on Energy...

Geothermal... It's like a sauna, but for the world.

Systems - Energy - Water

Living Systems

Systems - Wind Power

Sunlight Shading Devices

Waste Water Processing

Systems-Afforestation & Reforestation

Lo-till agriculture

System - Wastewater Recycling

Systems - Hydroponic Farming

Systems--Organic Farming

Systems - Stormwater Management

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Service Design & education

Engine Group UK's  School of the future

Materials Research

The materials research is primarily focused on food and agricultural products that are currently being grown at either the Limon campus or the La Flor campus. In addition to information about the nutrititional benefits of the foods, these studies also examine growing processes and waste products. Our intention is to identify potential synergies between these processes and products and/or synergies with other industrial processes and products that may take place at La Flor.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Panel Discussion

On September 18th the studiios were joined by Larry Carney (Liberal Arts), Claudia Ford (International Programs), Enrique Martinez (Architecture) and Colgate Searle (Landscape) for a discussion about their trip to La Flor over the summer, an introduction to Guanacaste as a laboratory for ecological renewal, a discussion about designing at a distance, and other topics.
Stay tuned for more details.