Welcome to Architecture Steiner, a site where interested individuals, from professional designers to those pursuing design in its widest contexts, and those interested in spiritual aspects of life and creativity, can share ideas, present current work and exchange information. It is a forum for dialogue and communication.
Are you interested in the world of design - particularly in architecture and the art of making places?
Are you interested in the spiritual insights of Rudolf Steiner - to which he gave the name 'anthroposophy'?
If so, this site is aimed to be a catalyst for exploring ideas where these streams meet. Steiner himself created some extraordinary buildings, and his work has encouraged many others to design in ways which recognise not only the humanity inherent in successful buildings, but also deeper spiritual aspects of life and place.
We are all too aware that, from the world itself right down to our own lives, there is a tendency towards fragmentation. As designers we want to explore with colleagues and in particular students how to design and create in the context of wholeness. Our focus is on creating places, either internal or external, which are themselves a ‘whole’ and relate to and contribute to a greater ‘whole’. We will do this with the wisdom given to us by Rudolf Steiner.
Every building deprives a portion of the earth of sun, wind and rain and probably plant and animal life as well. It must redeem this sacrifice by the healing quality of its architecture.
At the International Architecture Steiner Conference in July 2013, participants from various nationalities gathered in Sussex, England to take these ideas forward, exploring the theme of
Wholeness Through Architecture And The Arts
The organizing group are most thankful to the following organisations which assisted through funding to enable the event to take place, and to enable numbers of delegates to attend through travel grants - Sponsors: Fielden Clegg Bradley, Ramboll, Iona Stichting, Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain; Donors: Studio Egret West, Farrells, Roz Barr Architects, Citydesigner.
It is hoped that the momentum generated by this meeting can lead to further such events in the coming years. For those wishing to review the conference details and for further reports and contributions please regularly visit this website.
(to view Conference Reports, please click on HIGHLIGHTS)
WHEN 10 to 11 July 2013 Introductory Workshop for students and others
11 to 14 July 2013 Conference - Wholeness Through Architecture And The Arts