Looking to nature and tradition when designing in arid environments.

Project Rango investigates design responses in arid environments, using the concepts of convergent evolution and biomimicry. While leveraging the latest technology, Project Rango draws significant inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin school and the intersection of design, technology and sustainability. Two comparable environments in different hemispheres have been selected for the project: the Sonoran desert in South Western USA, and the Tanami desert in the Central Kimberley region of Australia.

The central thesis is that we have much to learn about the responsible management of finite resources. This has been achieved respectfully by flora, fauna and indigenous groups across the globe for thousands of years. Leveraging this knowledge in the design of modern spaces is key to a sustainable future.