We need an architecture that separates us from the wild surroundings as little as possible. Architecture, which will not have unnecessary restraints, which we only make out of habit and have lost their foundation long since. We do not need houses isolating us with dry weed free organized yards around. The new prestige is to come out the door right into the rampant edible forest. We need a different architecture. Architecture has the possibility of expansion our relationship with the environment. Our homeostasis does not need liquidation of nature. Instead, it can convey the creative connection and enrichment of biodiversity.
Living Labs are research networks and ecosystems, based on an open philosophy and respect to local conditions and to all participants. The technologies are applied directly in the real environment, where their impacts are tested and the persons and other organisms involved do not distinguish themselves from scientists. They are not observed objects used to verify procedures devised by someone else. The overall prosperity of the local ecosystem is a sign of successful development.
There is a strong principle of discovering and creating new situations in livinglabs. New connections of architecture and nature, non-consuming approach to cultivation, testing open technologies to thrive biodiversity, using renewable resources and waste recovery. The media dimension is also necessary, but on a decentralized basis, Every construction should include sustainable ubiquitous technologies, in least necessary measure, communicating with land, water and people. You only need one solar panel and the rest remains self-sufficient. But self-sufficiency is not a dogma either. It's always more a research of self-sufficiency, evaluation and exchange.
Local on-site information maintenance is included in the practice of care. Part of the architecture is a social network. Each space has its own experience of human encounters and their history, their memory, coming in and going out and all of this has an electronic trace, connectable to others.
Livinglab architecture is the art of creating incentives for emergence and maintenance of the most fragile things: organisms, relationships, ideas. A biotope and microclimate without which they could not exist.