Active Design Guidelines - The Active Design Guidelines provides architects and urban designers with a manual of strategies for creating healthier buildings, streets, and urban spaces, based on the latest academic research and best practices in the field.
Robin Weather Vane Feeding Chicks by West Coast Weather Vanes. This version of the weathervane features a baby chick on each directional. When it is placed outside and the wind blows, the mother robin "feeds" her baby chicks. The original idea of incorporating the directionals into an active design element of the turning weather vane, is an original design concept by West Coast Weather Vanes.
Luke Hayman and his team continue their work for active design with the graphics for FitNation, an exhibition at the Center for Architecture that looks at different ways built environments can help people stay physically fit.
The Buoy is designed to be off-balance, like its namesake bobbing device, though not as extremely as a Pilates ball; the idea is that the microadjustments you're continually making with your body are not annoying enough to be a hassle, but adequate to burn some calories. Also unlike a Pilates ball, the Buoy is height-adjustable.
Massing Study 1. At most this scheme would require to change the small window. Refrigeration all undercabinet to maximize counter space and increase sense of spaciousness. Upper cabinets could line both walls if you keep range and add hood at center. Avoiding the pantry wall and putting everything below the waist is on one level a nod to Active Design principles see link. Why not bring active design into the home with plenty of opportunities for leg-strengthening squats?