Øyvind Holmstad 's Profile
Øyvind Holmstad
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Joined:
28/01/2011
Last Updated:
28/01/2011
Location:
Gjøvik, Norway
Climate Zone:
Cold Temperate
Gender:
Male
Web site:
permaliv.blogspot.com/





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wandoo ridge food forest Alvastien Telste KPAF Katunggan Permaculture Adventure Farm
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About Øyvind Holmstad

My life's project is to help the best I can to spread and materialize the new architectural theories developed by Christopher Alexander. Further I want to implement the principles of the German term "Baubiologie," and material ecology is one of my great interests. Third I want to make permaculture and permanent agriculture a natural part of all built environments.

Further I'm a great supporter of the commons!

I should enjoy getting in contact with other people from my region sharing my interests.

My hope for the future is that my newly born daughter can live in a permacultural world!

Updates

Interview with Stefano Serafini on Biourbanism

The design is out there already.

Posted almost 7 years ago (0 comments)

The World's Best Collection of Bed Alcoves

Lene, the author of the well worth visiting blog The Essence of the Good Life, has made what is probably the world's best collection of bed alcoves.

Posted almost 7 years ago (0 comments)

The Architect as God and Tyrant

A precise observation by James Kalb on the present situation of architecture.

Posted almost 7 years ago (0 comments)

Excellent Introduction to Alexander's Fifteen Fundamental Properties of Wholeness

I just found this excellent introduction to Alexander's 15 properties of life!

Posted about 7 years ago (0 comments)

Follow Nikos A. Salingaros' Course on Architectural Theory Online

I'll strongly encourage all to follow this online course on architectural theory, held by one of the world's most important thinkers.

Posted about 7 years ago (0 comments)

A Physical Basis for Religious Awe

Alexander has shown how spirit reveals itself through matter in the field of centers, through the transformation of the 15 properties of life and the 11 properties of color.

Posted about 7 years ago (0 comments)

Our Fear of Beauty and God

Modern man's fear of beauty is rooted in a fear of God. Fear in the word's most negative sense.

Posted about 7 years ago (0 comments)

Jordskip, kjernedesign hvor selveste kjernen mangler

James Alexander Arnfinsen har laget et interessant intervju med Mehdi Nodehi, lederen for Earthship Biotecture Sweden.

Posted about 7 years ago (0 comments)

For Them, Every Stone Was a Gift to That Unshakable Belief in God They Shared

Can we call ourselves believers when what we are making is not a gift to God?

Posted about 7 years ago (0 comments)

Michael Huesemann on the Dangers of Technological Optimism

Could the majority of our proposed technological solutions be doing little more than kicking the can down the road towards ecological collapse?

Posted about 7 years ago (0 comments)

Ornament and Function are Part of One Greater Whole

The separation of ornament from function is a cosmological matter because it fits, and supports, and stems from, the mechanistic view.

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Alice of Monsterland

Metropolis Magazine don't let me defend myself against Alice, but I guess most readers anyway will look through her as a hysterical modernist being stepped on her toes only. Here's my defense.

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Media Concentration Infographic

Media Concentration Infographic

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Christopher Alexander: A City is not a Tree

Read Christopher Alexander's famous essay from 1965; A City is not a Tree.

Posted over 7 years ago (1 comments)

Rich People are Unethical

Please share this image, you can embed it from here: http://www.accountingdegreeonline.net/rich-people-are-unethical/

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

The Sharing Economy

Join the sharing economy revolution: www.uniiverse.com

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Let's Talk About the Commons!

It’s hard to love what we don’t see, so let’s bring the commons right out into the spotlight!

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Our Scientific World View is Our Death

In order to create living structure we have to regain the worldview of the 14th-century Christian monk.

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Splice Slug with Building

I'm sorry to see the stupid idea of splicing has become a part of the natural building and permaculture movements.

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

The Battle for Ordinary Human Existence in Our Time

Upon the completion of his four-volume work, The Nature of Order, Christopher Alexander talks with Traditional Building about his vision for our future architecture.

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Bill Mollison - Global Gardener 4 - Urban

Full film: Bill Mollison - Global Gardener 4 - Urban

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

The Relationship between Form Languages and Pattern Languages

About the Relationship between Form Languages and Pattern Languages

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Interview with Nikos A. Salingaros at Manner of Man Magazine

A fantastic sad interview with a glimpse of hope, with one of our times greatest architectural theorists, professor Nikos A. Salingaros.

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Bill Mollison - Global Gardener 3 - Cool climates

Full film of Bill Mollison - Global Gardener 3 - Cool climates

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Bill Mollison - Global Gardener 2 - Dry lands

Full film of Bill Mollison - Global Gardener 2 - Dry lands

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Bill Mollison - Global Gardener 1 - In the tropics

Full film of Bill Mollison - Global Gardener 1 - In the tropics

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Christopher Alexander Lecture at Berkeley, California

I 'm going to write an introduction to this amazing lecture by Christopher Alexander last year, a must see for everyone wanting to live in a livable world. Meanwhile, share this video with all your friends!

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Oslo's New York Greenwich Village?

Paul Lødøen, Managing Director of Oslo S Utvikling (development) (OSU), compares the new Barcode Wall of Bjørvika, Oslo, with New York's Greenwich Village and the Latin Quarter of Paris!?!

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Orthodox Church

Why we love the orthodox church.

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Aranya's Permaculture Design "Step-by-Step" - Book is Soon Out!

I just received this email from my astonishing PDC-teacher Aranya, trained as a physicist, but devoted his life to become a low income PDC-teacher rather than a highly paid scientist. A man that truly lives by his words!

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Ionization and Air Quality - A Technological Study

Artificial ventilation systems reduce the amount of beneficial ions with 10% for every meter air is pumped through metal tubes. This is damaging to our health. Use natural ventilation!

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

The Deep Truth of a Sheltering Roof

Hopefully an upcoming article on the PRI-blog? Meanwhile I post it here. Excuse my English mistakes, this will be corrected if the post will be approved for PRI-publishing.

Posted almost 8 years ago (0 comments)

A Multilayered Anti-Pattern

Before our living pattern languages can conquer the world we must fight the antipatterns.

Posted almost 8 years ago (0 comments)

From Ideology to Technology

"The crude industrial processes that powered our world for a century or more leave us with depletion, fragmentation, and decay. Living systems can show us the way to recover and sustain the damaged systems upon which life depends."

Posted almost 8 years ago (0 comments)

Plater, papp & folier

Dokument i materialøkologi.

Posted almost 8 years ago (0 comments)

Overflatebehandling

Dokument i materialøkologi, naturlig overflatebehandling.

Posted almost 8 years ago (0 comments)

Lim & Klister

Dokument i materialøkologi.

Posted almost 8 years ago (0 comments)

The Work of Christopher Alexander Summarized

Christopher Alexander's theories and findings are among the most important for future permaculture!

Posted about 8 years ago (1 comments)

Modernism & Disconnection from Life

Modernism, the most destructive ideology of the 20th century, still in the midst among us today.

Posted about 8 years ago (0 comments)

Pictures from the Permaculture Course at Orreviks Gård, Sweden, Summer 2011

All pictures are free to use for every use for the participants and teachers of the course.

Posted about 8 years ago (0 comments)

Hjelp "The Salingaros Group" til å hjelpe Norge!

A call from Nikos A. Salingaros to help Oslo

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

Jordskipenes tidsalder

Another old article, quite naive, but still with some value. Too bad just to trash it! Or what do you think? (In Scandinavian language)

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

Ikke ubegrensede ressurser

People live unlimited lives in a limited world, and the economists preach salvation through eternal growth. The HPI-index offers an alternative.

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

Naturlig ventilasjon og pustende konstruksjoner

There is no way to be whole as a human with artificial ventilation systems and sealed plastic walls, because these solutions represent the machine age and is an attack at human Biophilia. Although the article is in Norwegian it has useful English links.

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

Økolandsbyen

An old article I once wrote about ecovillages, but I hope it still has some relevance. (Scandinavian language)

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

Plast, et miljøproblem

Nylig så jeg en tankevekkende dokumentar fra BBC om hvordan plastsedimenter på havbunnen en dag vil bli til framtidas fjell, og bære vitnesbyrd om den geologiske perioden antropocen, eller menneskenes tidsalder.

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

Smarte barn og smartmat

A smart baby eats smart.

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

EU høyner grenseverdiene for giftrester i mat

EU has secretly increased the levels of legal leftovers from pesticides in our food. Here is a list of the new boundary values presented by OIKOS (in Scandinavian language).

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

Totenåsens Venner, stå på!

The company Havgul wants to establish an industrial park of windmills (156 m tall) in the most valuable part of Totenåsen Hills and visible from most of the region of Lake Mjøsa.

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

Lofoten, vår kronjuvel

Lofoten is the sponging ground for the cod fish of the Barents Sea and the North Atlantic herring grows up here, two of the world’s most important fisheries. Unfortunately the oil industry is pressing on to open it up for drilling.

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

Hånddrevet Alfa vaskemaskin

Jeg prøvde denne vidunderlige hånddrevne vaskemaskinen i sommer

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

De 25 bygningsbiologiske prinsipper

The 25 Principles of "Baubiologie" (Building Biology) in Scandinavian language.

Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)

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Posted over 8 years ago (0 comments)
My Permaculture Qualifications
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Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Aranya Gardens
Location: Orreviks Gård, Sweden
Date: Jul 2011

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