Friday, February 9, 2007
Ecological Architecture If we ever hope of creating a sustainable planet-bound civilization without then it seems only obvious that we'll need to work with rather against the biospheres processes. There are many archictects who are working hard to bring our civilization back into harmony with the environment. Emilio Ambasz is an architect who has designed buildings that do just that. They are passively solar, evaporatively cooled, extremely energy efficient, seamlessly bringing the built and natural environment together. All the rain water falling onto his building is either collected for the buildings flora or recycled for drinking water by it's inhabitants. Additionally, much of the buildings waste is processed using Living Machinery. As you can see from this model below an entire mixed-use project could easily disappear, providing an urban solution that has little or no impact on the local ecology, and retains the natural beauty of the area. firstname.lastname@example.org
hey dude! well guys, this post ill tell u bout the concepts of WILLOWATER by Roger Dean. to the point, hope it ll useful for u all.
willowater"The village style community we propose to create will be a highly inspirational neighbourhood, a role model for community building. It will effectively address many of the critical issues sometimes overlooked; issues such as security, communications, the environment, sustainability, practicality, children and the less abled, spiritual amenities and materials. "Home for Life is a concept that embodies the results of many years of research into the way people respond emotionally to interior spaces - the sort of spaces that produce a sense of security and well being as well as being practical and secure, spaces that are peaceful and tranquil such as bedrooms and home offices and kitchens that inspire and energise. "The project will embody a wide range of important environmental credentials including being exceptionally energy efficient. Quick and economical to build with earth sheltered elements that blend well into the natural environment while also preserving the local habitat. "Special attention will be paid to how the home fits into a community enhancing the sense of security, choreographing pathways and roadways in such a way that they do both a practical job of connecting as well as inspiring the user as they move through the village. "Utopian dreams are seductive and invariably fall short of pre-determined ideals. We expect Willowater to be a learning process and we are sure to fall short of perfection. We also expect to build something incredible, using all the best practices and knowledge that the project team has acquired, something amazing that will be a huge step forward in our understanding of what a community can be, a real achievement and a real inspiration to both the people who will live there and to others who will dare to develop new communities in the future."
Thursday, February 1, 2007
A LANDSCAPE OF 5 STAR FORTRESSES
The true motive for invading Iraq was to put a garrison on top of an oilfield – one of the biggest and purest fields in the world. Washington has long been aware that the reserves of oil are diminishing and that world demand is accelerating. According to energy investment banker Mathew Simmons, the current supply of 85 million barrels a day will shrink to almost a quarter of that in 13 yeas. As he told the US Department of Defense in June, “THIS IS A BIG DEAL!” Simmons urges the military to “plan, organize and fight to win the energy war”.
But what kind of energy will be used to fight and energy war? As the era of cheap and abundant fossil fuel declines, hardly a government in the world has a blueprint for total sustainability. At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, a clue to US thinking was revealed by President Bush senior: “The American way of life is not negotiable”. Meaning? Uncle Sam grabs the world’s oil and everyone else lives off potato skins, wearing windmills on their hats.
Whatever the Pentagon is planning, I do not believe the majority of citizens will accept an US/THEM world; a landscape of five star fortresses overlooking a global archipelago of gulags.
Though fossil fuels are failing, the global brain continues to evolve. Connect, co-operate, create – this is the way to outwit neo balkanisation, immigration camps and state terror. (A scenario powerfully depicted in the latest futurist movie, Children of Men). This is a moment of awakening – of learning how to live lightly off the planet 24/7. When you think about it, how can the world have a massive change of climate, without a change of consciousness? The creation of alternative energy will also require an alternative way of thinking. Even our relationship with the wind, sun, crops and waves will become more intimate, interdependent, and productive. Maybe the hovering state of emergency can be transformed into a state of emergence.
MY LAST PROJECT
This leave, I m doing a small project
this post I ll tell u bout it.
My project is design a small home, it be place in klaten, central java. The owner give me a job to design a simply and least of cost!! Yup least of cost!!! Most people want it, right?
I think….i think…. and then i wrote my concept, a minimalist tropic home!! Queen of fortune wth me, the owner agreed the concept, “wah aku seneng konsepe…”. He told, hee….
furthermore step, I design the the home, and it hv done now,
u can see the floor plan and perspective view above.
If u interest in, I ll give u the detail design for free, ye…… just send an email and tell me why u interest in and what for u order it.the original format is in autocad 2006/2004, sketchup 6, jpeg and some videos.
Um, my email is email@example.com
finally the home is being build now….i ll share the picture when it done, be patient to get it yach….