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Sustainable Design

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Sustainable design (also called environmental design, environmentally sustainable design, environmentally conscious design, etc.) is the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability.
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  1. ProducerClaire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    02/12/2016
    The Importance of Insulation
    The Importance of InsulationHeating and cooling costs account for up to 50-70 percent of the energy used in an average home.  Installing Insulation in your house is the most practical and cost effective way of making your home more energy efficient keeping it warmer in winter...
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  2. Claire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    02/12/2016
    How stone can help you create a more sustainable home

    From the pyramids at Giza, to Stonehenge, to Machu Picchu, it is no coincidence that all of the longest lasting human structures are made from stone. Stone lasts forever, is natural, and is readily available in the environment. When it comes to outdoor landscaping or interior applications that see a lot of use and moisture (i.e. kitchens and bathrooms), natural stone is often the most durable and lowest-maintenance choice for surfaces. Unlike wood, plastics or composite materials, stone will not rot, mildew or disintegrate over time. From granite, to marble, to slate, read on to find out more about how natural stone can help you create a more beautiful and sustainable home. To read more go to :- http://inhabitat.com/how-stone-can-help-you-create-a-more-sustainable-home/
    Claire Cardwell
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  3. Claire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    29/11/2016
    http://www.sauerenergy.com/

    With energy prices spiraling out of control, many businesses are searching for ways to reduce and control energy costs. Wind power is the fastest growing alternative energy segment. The wind power market has been dominated by large horizontal wind turbines. They have the traditional blade design that looks like a giant fan clustered mostly on “wind farms” located in rural areas. These large systems seriously compromise the ability of many companies to take advantage of wind power right at their building or plant.
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    Claire Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #5 Claire Cardwell
    #1 Thanks for sharing the link with me Chas!
    Claire Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #4 Claire Cardwell
    #3 Thanks for the share @CityVP Manjit! Am checking out the article by Lloyd Alter.
    CityVP Manjit
    29/11/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    I am glad to see more depth in the coverage of wind power, because the greater that coverage, the more people can continuously improve on what is a nascent market. An article by Lloyd Alter (an architect) is one I found very instructive.

    Lets Get Real . . . by Lloyd Alter
    http://www.treehugger.com/energy-efficiency/lets-get-real-about-cute-little-wind-turbines.html

    This is not a nay-sayer who is against wind power, but someone who is looking at wind energy through a whole system perspective. In doing so this not only tackles the rise of unintended consequences, but it keeps eyes on the road, because as Lloyd's post shows, bizarre creations and things happen. Innovation is boosted by such awareness rather than lessened.
    Chas Wyatt
    29/11/2016 #1 Chas Wyatt
    @Claire Cardwell, thank you for sharing.
  4. ProducerClaire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    28/11/2016
    What you need to know before installing a rainwater harvest system
    What you need to know before installing a rainwater harvest systemWater is vital to life and is such a precious natural resource that it makes sense to collect every drop of rain and re-cycle grey water and back-washed pool water. In fact you can reduce your water bill by as much as 90% by harvesting rain...
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    Claire Cardwell
    01/12/2016 #13 Claire Cardwell
    #11 Unfortunately the water infrastructure has not been maintained or planned very well here either @Kirsten Horner - as the city gets more and more overpopulated and dense we are about to see some major problems with water supply, this has of course been exacerbated by the drought....
    Claire Cardwell
    30/11/2016 #12 Claire Cardwell
    Thanks for the share Mohammad!
    Kirsten Horner
    29/11/2016 #11 Kirsten Horner
    Thanks Claire. We live with water saving and water restrictions here in Queensland, Australia - in between the floods! The larger water management infrastructure is under pressure and hasn't been planned or managed well for future supply, so everyone has to do their part on their own property.
    Claire Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #10 Claire Cardwell
    Thanks for the share Elizabeth - we can all live for a while without electricity, but now the water cuts here in Joburg are a reality - you simply can't take clean drinking water for granted anymore.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    29/11/2016 #9 Elizabeth Bailey
    Something all property owners should think about.
    Claire Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #8 Claire Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @David B. Grinberg!
    Claire Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #7 Claire Cardwell
    #4 Thanks Rod, you are certainly right about being a lot more aware of water usage when you rely on stored water.
    Claire Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #6 Claire Cardwell
    #5 Thanks @David B. Grinberg! I am certainly a lot more careful with water these days..... Part of the problem here in Joburg is a badly maintained old infrastructure, apparently about 40% of all our potable water is wasted through leaks....
    David B. Grinberg
    29/11/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for an awesome post, Claire, which is informative and educational. Water conservation is certainly a high priority public policy issue in California and the Middle East, among other places around the world. Keep buzzing!
    Rod Loader
    29/11/2016 #4 Rod Loader
    A good post Clair. Here is Australia, virtually all rural homes have rain water tanks. I have four 20,000 litre tanks, which supplies all my household water (drinking, showers, etc) and water for my gardens, pool etc. I also have a bore, which is not as nice, but still drinkable, as a backup. When you rely on stored water, you are a lot more aware of water usage.
    Claire Cardwell
    28/11/2016 #3 Claire Cardwell
    #2 After a severe drought in SA last summer followed by the usual 6 months of dry season water restrictions and cut offs are a way of life here. It's certainly made me wake up and use water a lot more carefully. I recycle water where-ever I can.....
    Lada Prkic
    28/11/2016 #2 Lada Prkic
    "Water conservation needs to be a way of life.“ I second that Claire. Your article is a very good reminder of the importance of water. My homeland, Croatia, is water-rich country and also one of the countries where you can safely drink tap water. But despite this, many people in rural and suburban areas, and especially people who live on islands are collecting rainwater to reduce their bills when using water for agriculture.
    In addition, several scientific studies propose to refurbish numerous abandoned traditional rain collectors (impluviums) in the Dalmatian area of Croatia to collect rain and dew water, which could provide a significant amount of water, especially during the dry season.
    Claire Cardwell
    28/11/2016 #1 Claire Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lada Prkic
  5. Claire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    28/11/2016
    Elon Musk says Tesla’s solar roof will be cheaper than ordinary roofs. He also says the energy-generating roofs will last longer than typical roofs, so, said the real-life Iron Man, “Why would you get anything else?”

    At first Tesla solar roofs will be a premium product, according to Bloomberg, as the company’s slate and terra cotta tiles are 20 times more expensive than asphalt singles. But that factor could become irrelevant because of reduced shipping costs. It’s expensive to ship traditional roof tiles because they’re so heavy and fragile. Musk said Tesla’s solar tiles are easier to ship and weigh around a fifth of what regular tiles weigh.

    Tesla’s tile roofs will be cheaper to both manufacture and install, according to Musk, and will provide savings to a homeowner even before energy bill savings. He said “Electricity is just a bonus.”

    To read more go to :- http://inhabitat.com/elon-musk-says-teslas-solar-roof-will-be-cheaper-than-ordinary-roofs/
    Claire Cardwell
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  6. Claire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    28/11/2016
    Vienna will soon be home to the world’s tallest wooden building. Designed by Rüdiger Lainer and Partner, the so-called HoHo project will be built in the Seestadt Aspern area, one of Europe’s largest urban development sites. It will stand 276 feet tall and house a hotel, restaurant, and wellness center together with apartments and offices. It will cost about $65 million to construct.

    Project developer Caroline Palfy, of Kerbler, tells The Guardian that her firm chose wood because of its environmental benefits. “I think it is important everyone…..thinks in different ways. We have wood, which is a perfect construction material for building,” she said. “It was used 200 years ago and it was perfect then and is perfect now.”

    To read more go to:- http://greenbuildingelements.com/2016/06/10/vienna-home-tallest-wooden-buildiing/
    Claire Cardwell
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  7. Tony Rossi

    Tony Rossi

    23/11/2016
    Why not? Green power, plus blockchain tech, plus generation of new wealth...
    Tony Rossi
    Blockchain technology is coming to the solar panels on your roof
    qz.com Earn cryptocurrency while the sun...
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  8. Pamela L. Williams
    Pamela L. Williams
    8 inexpensive earth homes almost anyone can afford
    inhabitat.com Let these earth houses inspire you to build your own affordable home from sustainable...
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    Lada Prkic
    01/12/2016 #5 Lada Prkic
    Pamela, this is one of my favourite subjects. I love to read about natural building materials and techniques. Thanks for sharing this article.
    Claire Cardwell
    01/12/2016 #4 Claire Cardwell
    I've seen some stunning rammed earth homes and I love the Green Magic homes! Thanks for the share @Pamela L. Williams
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    19/11/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I like this idea. We need to respect our natural resources and think more into the future.
    Pamela L. Williams
    19/11/2016 #2 Pamela L. Williams
    #1 Absolutely Deb time to step out of the box and think uniquely.
    Deb Helfrich  🐝
    19/11/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich 🐝
    Interesting! It is really time to stop using trees as building materials. Let them do their job in the environment and begin to use more sustainable materials. Lots to explore....
  9. Claire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    18/11/2016
    Urban farming, food markets and parks replace banks and parking lots in this masterplan for Amsterdam - A large, circular new masterplan for Amsterdam's city center transforms existing buildings into green, pedestrian-friendly spaces. Architecture firm HofmanDujardin designed the project in order to decentralize the area and repurpose routes currently used solely by cars. Parks, food markets, smart transportation and urban farms would reinvigorate the heart of the city and create a healthy environment for its inhabitants. : - http://inhabitat.com/urban-farming-food-markets-and-parks-replace-banks-and-parking-lots-in-this-masterplan-for-amsterdam/Claire Cardwell
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  10. Claire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    17/11/2016
    Are there alternatives to foam when it comes to packaging and insulation? Yes says Ecovative Design, a NY company engaged in the design, development & testing of biomaterial applications. The company has launched 2 extremely green mushroom-based products. This high-performance alternative to molded or fabricated is renewable, compostable & cost-competitive. Ecovative’s Mushroom packaging, is a “Cradle to Cradle Gold Certified alternative” to plastic packaging. http://greenbuildingelements.com/2014/07/22/green-materials-report-ecovative-designs-non-foam-insulation/ Claire Cardwell
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    Claire Cardwell
    19/11/2016 #6 Claire Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lada Prkic
    Claire Cardwell
    19/11/2016 #5 Claire Cardwell
    #2 I also hope it doesn't grow in the dark! Thanks for the share @Ken Boddie !
    Claire Cardwell
    19/11/2016 #4 Claire Cardwell
    #3 That's awesome @Pamela L. Williams - I've seen applications where styrofoam is added to concrete for insulation - it also makes it considerably lighter.
    Pamela L. Williams
    19/11/2016 #3 Pamela L. Williams
    Very interesting Claire, thank you for sharing. Styrofoam is one of my pet-peeves. Our recycling program does not include styrofoam so we collect it at our Sierra Club meetings and one of the members takes it to a business that will recycle it for use in other products.
    Ken Boddie
    19/11/2016 #2 Ken Boddie
    This is one to keep an eye on, as it's not yet commercially available. Hope it doesn't come with the old mushroom syndrome, Claire, as in "kept in the dark and fed sh_t"? 😂
  11. Claire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    16/11/2016
    Canada Tops Out World’s Tallest Wood-Frame Building. Celebrating the tallest wood-frame building of its kind anywhere in the world, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr recently attended the “topping out” ceremony of the Brock Commons Residence.
    The new University of British Columbia student housing tower rises 18 stories to reach a stunning 178.8 feet (53 meters) tall. To read more go to :- http://greenbuildingelements.com/2016/10/05/canada-tops-out-worlds-tallest-wood-frame-building/
    Claire Cardwell
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    Claire Cardwell
    18/11/2016 #3 Claire Cardwell
    #2 Hi @Jan Barbosa it is an amazing structure, I think that wood would have more sound absorbing qualities than Concrete - especially with noise overhead and below. As to external noise the building does not look like it is an incredibly busy area, I guess it all depends on whether they used double glazing in the windows....
    Jan Barbosa
    18/11/2016 #2 Jan Barbosa
    Guess the building would need pretty good sound insulation... I live in an apartment made with concrete but guess sound insulation was NOT one of their PRIME directives !!! Believe me.. stopping noise coming thru an aluminum louvered window is almost impossible... nevertheless im amzed at such a construction using wood..
    Lada Prkic
    16/11/2016 #1 Lada Prkic
    Thanks for the share. I'm a big "fan" of wooden high-rises.
    It started with Shigeru Ban’s seven storey wood office building in Zurich, which was modelled on traditional Japanese timber buildings.
  12. Claire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    15/11/2016
    New Construction Materials… That Self-Repair?
    Opening up a new field of design for construction technology, the US Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is envisioning futuristic materials that repair themselves.
    After recently launching the Engineered Living Materials (ELM) program, DARPA’s goal is to create a whole new class of construction materials. Imagine engineering living cellular systems into the structural features of traditional construction materials. The results might offer, for example, a driveway that eats oil spills; a chimney that cleans itself or heals after heat damage; surface materials that never fade or flake; or even a roof that “breathes” and controls airflow.
    To read more go to:-
    Claire Cardwell
    New Construction Materials... That Self-Repair? - Green Building Elements
    greenbuildingelements.com Opening up a new field of construction technology, DARPA is envisioning futuristic self-repairing construction materials grown from...
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    Lada Prkic
    16/11/2016 #5 Lada Prkic
    #1 Claire, thanks for the tag. I’m familiar with the self-healing concrete and bio-bricks and read a lot about that. This amazing concept of genetically engineered 3D structures from seeds looks a pretty bizarre but I'm also excited about its possible development. As the author of the article said, the internet was a pretty bizarre concept back in 1969, too. What is now unrealistic might become possible within 2 or 3 decades and I'm looking forward to it.
    Lada Prkic
    16/11/2016 #4 Lada Prkic
    #1 Claire, thanks for the tag. I’m familiar with the self-healing concrete and bio-bricks and read a lot about that. This amazing concept of genetically engineered 3D structures from seeds looks a pretty bizarre but I'm also exciting to watch its possible development. As the author of the article said, the internet was a pretty bizarre concept back in 1969, too. What is now unrealistic might become possible within 2 or 3 decades and I'm looking forward to it.
    Claire Cardwell
    15/11/2016 #3 Claire Cardwell
    #2 It's all a bit futuristic for me too! Still it's exciting to watch this develop.
    Ken Boddie
    15/11/2016 #2 Ken Boddie
    All sound a bit futuristic for my simple engineer's brain, Claire, but, there again, as the link suggests, who'd have figured out satellite imaging and the GPS a few years ago? And then there's our smart phones and now the bio-brick?
    Claire Cardwell
    15/11/2016 #1 Claire Cardwell
    @Lada Prkic @Ken Boddie - don't know if you've seen this ?
  13. Michael Eisman

    Michael Eisman

    14/11/2016
    Something to think about.

    This is only America.
    Michael Eisman
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    Claire Cardwell
    01/12/2016 #1 Claire Cardwell
    Some one could make a very nice business out of recycling all the textile waste into insulation.
  14. Claire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    11/11/2016
    Claire Cardwell
    Cheap Off-Grid Cabin Built For Under $300 Using Reclaimed Materials
    greenbuildingelements.com Alyssa Craft and Jesse Stafford built a cheap off-grid cabin-add-on to the trailer they are living in while setting up their homestead in the Western...
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  15. Claire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    10/11/2016
    Santa Clara University students recently won California's first tiny house competition with 238 square feet of technological and design genius. Called rEvolve House, referencing its ability to track the sun throughout the day to optimize solar gain, the prototypical home was designed in collaboration with Operation Freedom Paws as a low-cost housing solution for veterans training their own service dogs. To read more go to:- http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-revolving-home-for-veterans-wins-californias-first-tiny-house-competition/Claire Cardwell
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  16. Claire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    09/11/2016
    World's first streetlights powered by footsteps installed in Las Vegas. When most people think "clean energy," solar panels & wind turbines typically come to mind. What if the simple act of walking could create emissions-free electricity? Kinetic energy is a real world solution to harmful carbon pollution that is causing global warming - NYC-based EnGoPLANET partnered with the city to install lamps powered by solar panels and kinetic energy pads in the Arts District. http://inhabitat.com/worlds-first-streetlights-powered-by-footsteps-installed-in-las-vegas/Claire Cardwell
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  17. Tony Rossi

    Tony Rossi

    09/11/2016
    3D printing meets affordable, scalable housing construction. This has my geek-meter pegged high on sustainable innovation!
    This castle was printed in concrete
    This castle was printed in concrete This printer can print...
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    Claire Cardwell
    15/11/2016 #1 Claire Cardwell
    Love this!
  18. ProducerClaire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    08/11/2016
    SolarWindow Window Coating – Versatile Solar Power Generation by Dawn Killough
    SolarWindow Window Coating – Versatile Solar Power Generation by Dawn Killough Peering through see-through SolarWindow™  SolarWindow™ window coating generates electricity from light, both from the sun & artificial light. It is extremely versatile & can be printed onto glass, plastic or even paper, making it easy to...
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    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    08/11/2016 #6 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Aaa are ok.

    blesss
    Claire Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #5 Claire Cardwell
    #4 I do - I specialise in Residential Architecture. Anything we can do to reduce man's reliance on fossil fuels is a must.
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    08/11/2016 #4 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    You like not residential? #3
    Claire Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #3 Claire Cardwell
    #2 Pretty awesome eh? They should also look at spraying it on residential roofs etc...
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    08/11/2016 #2 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Hola, Hello

    very good

    blesses from Spanien
  19. Claire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    08/11/2016
    Claire Cardwell
    Our goals | Fairphone
    www.fairphone.com We aim to create positive social and environmental impact from the beginning to the end of a phone’s life cycle. Learn more about our...
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  20. Barki Mustapha GSCE
    Barki Mustapha GSCE
    Why Tesla’s new solar roof tiles and home battery are such a big deal
    techcrunch.com On October 28, Tesla unveiled its new solar roof tiles. Few of us in attendance, if any, realized the solar roofing tiles were actual functional solar...
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  21. Claire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    02/11/2016
    Claire Cardwell
    1,000-year-old UK cathedral is likely world's oldest cathedral to go solar
    inhabitat.com Mypower installed the first solar panel on 1000-year-old Gloucester Cathedral in England this week; they will install around 150 more...
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  22. Tony Rossi

    Tony Rossi

    29/10/2016
    THIS is the type of innovation that doesn't focus on solving singular problems. Consumer benefits from utility savings, installation costs, and replacement needs. Utility benefits from lowering strain on the grid. Environmental benefits from no greenhouse gases and less waste not having to regularly replace roofing material.
    Tony Rossi
    These are Tesla’s stunning new solar roof tiles for homes
    techcrunch.com Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wasn't kidding when he said that the new Tesla solar roof product was better looking than an ordinary roof: the...
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  23. ProducerClaire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    29/10/2016
    The Rise of Urban Mining
    The Rise of Urban Mining"There's gold in them thar' hills" - but not nearly as much as in all the cell phones, computers and electronic equipment we make and discard every year. According to the organizers of the first e-Waste Acedemy held recently in Accra,...
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    Lada Prkic
    31/10/2016 #7 Lada Prkic
    This important topic points to a devastating fact that industrialized nations export their toxic e-waste to developing countries, rather than processing it themselves, because environmentally recycling in industrialized countries is up to ten times more expensive than the primitive recycling in developing countries.
    But, ultimately, urban mining in such a way poisons us all. "What comes around goes around, no matter where you are."
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    31/10/2016 #6 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #2 Not really sure how things stand in India Ken..gotta look into that for my info. But one thing I do know is that there is a large workforce of organised garbage collectors out on the streets. Mostly the homeless and destitutes. Just like the begging mafia network. Am sure there is some method and purpose to this relentless scavenging that happens around the clock. Most corporate bodies have ewaste disposal teams that engage local NGOs to do the last mile dumping.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    31/10/2016 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That is a lot to think about in terms of recycling. We don't really have to dig too deep now to unearth treasure Claire ;) It must already be a BIG underground industry is what I suspect.
    Claire Cardwell
    31/10/2016 #4 Claire Cardwell
    #2 There is also an informal re-cycling industry here in SA. Rubbish pickers go through bins before they are collected and collect metal, glass and plastic and drag them by hand on trolleys to re-cycling centres. There are rubbish pickers on the dumps too. I am not sure whether heavy metals and e-waste are recycled by these people as well.
    Ben Pinto
    31/10/2016 #3 Ben Pinto
    Love that URBAN MINING logo.
    Ken Boddie
    31/10/2016 #2 Ken Boddie
    Excellent illustration, Claire, of our need to carefully recycle our heavy metals instead of losing them in landfill. I don't know about the situation in Guiyu, China, but I do understand that there is a large recycling industry in Mumbai, India. Perhaps @Dean Owen has some knowledge on Guiyu?
  24. ProducerClaire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    26/10/2016
    3D-printed Aquaponic Homes grow their own veggies and fish - Inhabitat.com
    3D-printed Aquaponic Homes grow their own veggies and fish - Inhabitat.comAs natural resources dwindle and rising temperatures threaten to alter entire ecosystems in unknowable ways, architects and designers are creating innovative ways to shore up humanity's resilience. Aquaponic Future Housing, a conceptual design by...
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    Ken Boddie
    28/10/2016 #4 Ken Boddie
    #3 Thanks for the links, Claire. I'll look at them this weekend.
    Claire Cardwell
    27/10/2016 #3 Claire Cardwell
    #2 I love the idea of living in a house that produces it's own food - however I don't feel that the 'habitats' shown in this article would work on a practical day to day basis. A while back I came across a concept called ReGen Villages which also used hydroponics, permaculture and aquaculture. Apparently the only item they had to buy in (in bulk that is) is coffee. http://inhabitat.com/utopian-off-grid-village-grows-own-food-in-shared-local-eco-system/ I also found an article about a house in Sweden the Naturhus - I am a fan! http://www.ecowatch.com/couple-builds-greenhouse-around-home-to-grow-food-and-keep-warm-1882128131.html
    Ken Boddie
    27/10/2016 #2 Ken Boddie
    Thanks for the tag, Claire. I'm sharing this on the ETD hive as follows, to see if there is any response from the engineering fraternity:
    https://www.bebee.com/group/interesting-engineering-technology-and-discoveries View more
    Thanks for the tag, Claire. I'm sharing this on the ETD hive as follows, to see if there is any response from the engineering fraternity:
    https://www.bebee.com/group/interesting-engineering-technology-and-discoveries
    I'm not sure who wrote the original wording above, as replicated in the Mihai Chiriak link, but I found a lot of jargon being used which, for me personally, was confusing. My initial reaction was that the concept is sound but the illustrations appear to relate to a parallel universe. I'd be interested to know your reaction to this article, Claire and whether you see the concept being practically applied. As you probably know, I tend to be an unimaginative and relatively conservative thinker on these issues. Close
  25. ProducerClaire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    26/10/2016
    This reverse pyramid is a green urban community in the skies of Paris
    This reverse pyramid is a green urban community in the skies of ParisIf you always dreamed of living in a forest villa with a view of the Eiffel Tower, you might be in luck. Designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto with Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects, Mille Arbres, or the Thousand Trees, is a 9-story reverse pyramid...
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    Ken Boddie
    27/10/2016 #8 Ken Boddie
    Interesting oasis in a stream of suburban traffic. We undoubtedly need more such leafy green concepts to be built and maintained in our cities, to combat the soul crushing walls of concrete and reflective glass. thanks for the tag, Claire.
    Lada Prkic
    26/10/2016 #7 Lada Prkic
    #3 Just this morning while I was sipping my coffee and browsing the web before going to work I've read this article on Inhabitat. Really fascinating concept of inhabited natural ecosystem. Thanks for tagging me dear Dilma! :)
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    26/10/2016 #5 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    #4 wow.. it will be an exciting experinece.
    Claire Cardwell
    26/10/2016 #4 Claire Cardwell
    I also love Sou Fujimoto - this will be on my bucket list of places to visit once it's finished.
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    26/10/2016 #3 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    @Lada Prkic have you ever heard about this ?
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    26/10/2016 #2 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    Love architect Sou Fujimoto .. Thanks for sharing... Totally impressed of this technique and beauty charming ballanced.
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