Our buildings and their design must respond to issues of the heart and spirit as much as to issues of the mind and body. By answering to
these four qualities or states of being, Organic Architecture at once embraces and fuses
together two fundamental schools of study and activity that are re-emerging in our society
at this time, Green Design / Sustainability and Place-making/Geomancy.
In this interactive slide presentation and discussion we will look at the essential ingredients of these concerns as they relate to designing
and building in the 21st century, and suggest a process that could be helpful in weaving
them together in our everyday activities that contribute to the health and well-being of
In search of this balance between human culture and the planet, a tool of place-making was developed to mirror the heavens onto the earth
through Landscape Zodiacs and Constellations. We will look at two specific Landscape Constellations,
in Northeastern France and here in New England, and discuss what roles they may have for
us today, both personally and culturally.
Henry P. MacLean is an architect, builder, educator and principal of his own firm,