“Favela Cloud”: Nuevas Posiblidades Espaciales y Sociales en Rio de Janeiro Imágenes vía eVolo Favela Cloud es una propuesta conceptual para el futuro desarrollo de la favela de Santa Marta. Se trata de una visión para una nueva forma de construcción de estructuras habitables en la zona. El diseño propone una alternativa para desarrollar el entorno construido, basándose en las cualidades sociales y de organización de la propia favela. Basado en la lógica de la auto-organización, la propuesta presenta un sistema aditivo que puede crecer y adaptarse a las condiciones de sitio, flotando por encima de los edificios y la vegetación para utilizar los caminos existentes y las aberturas del sitio.Inspirado por el ladrillo cobogó, ampliamente utilizado en el contexto brasileño, la nube está diseñada para actuar como una sombra urbana, sombreando los espacios abiertos dentro de la nube, así como los públicos por debajo de la plaza. Vía Plataforma Arquitectura.
Project: EARTH : Timeless Earth Solutions Note: the above video was made 3.5 years ago and will be updated in November with a more relevant and current one. Experience…. Best Technologies & Innovations in Bio-Architecture, Renewable/Radiant Energy, Food and Water Systems, Economic Systems and Social Architecture.Advanced Educational Environments, Materials, Practices and Concepts.Holistic (Gestalt) Mind, Body and Spirit Development.Sustainable Lifestyle Solutions.Integrative Wellness Services.Community grounded in Truth, Love and Integrity… true security & peace of mind.The Highest Attainable Nourishment with Vibrant “Living Foods and Water.” Community Living – Reclaiming our Heart Wisdom & Core Life Purpose By creating communities, that make it easy, affordable and rewarding to be socially and environmentally conscious, a whole shift in behaviors and culture naturally arises that fundamentally transforms the lives of people. The E.A.R.T.H. Long-Term Vision
AirDrop House: Sustainable Housing Solution For Flood-hit Areas - Green Diary Conceived by architect Andrew Maynard and his team, the AirDrop House is a sustainable housing solution for flood-hit areas. The tiny houses made from dried sponge-like material could be dropped onto the affected areas by standard military aircrafts. The instant floating abodes expand up to a seven meters diameter from original one-meter diameter as soon as it contacts water. Via: Inhabitat
About | Green Village Set along the terraced slopes of the Ayung River in Sibang, Bali, Green Village is a master-planned community of eighteen dramatically unique homes, each custom designed, rigorously engineered, and hand-constructed to embody the inherent strengths and versatility of bamboo. Within walking distance of the Green School, the architectural innovations and structural vocabulary are an extension of the sustainable principles and artisan craftsmanship of the world famous campus. According to Elora Hardy, creative director of the Ibuku design team, “Green Village has redefined the potential of sustainable materials. It is a place where where people connect with nature. Homeowner Peter Barge says “Being an active permaculture farmer with a twenty year background in Asian real estate, I was looking for a Bali residence that made good investment sense but had minimal impact on the environment. A percentage of every villa sold is contributed to Green School’s Balinese Student Scholarship Fund.
Oil rig hotel I’ve been aching to write about hotels for a while now because after all, a good hotel should serve as your “home away from home.” For those of you who have fantasized about spending the night on an oil rig — there must be someone out there — this post’s for you. Renderings of an oceanic destination resort that makes use of one of the thousands of oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico have been making the rounds in the green blogosphere for the last couple days. The design concept, Oil Rig Resort, Spa, and Aquatic Adventure, by Houston-based Morris Architects won the grand prize ($10,000 smackers) at the second annual Radical Innovations in Hospitality design competition. I think the vision is quite stunning even though I gather you’d need a series pair of sea legs to survive a visit. I also can't help but think of one of cinema's all-time great stinkers, Waterworld, going the Vegas (or Dubai) route. Not only does the resort make use of an abandoned oil rig (talk about creative reuse!)
Serenity Gardens EcoVillage Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units Share on Tumblr Email Malaysian architect Tay Yee Wei recently unveiled a towering vertical city populated with hexagonal housing units that offer a solution to urban population growth problems in Asian cities. The tower itself serves as a scaffolding — as the population of urban areas fluctuates, modular units can be “plugged in” to the structure to accommodate an expanding population. Wei’s Plug-in Dwelling Development was inspired by Le Corbusier’s theory — “a house is a machine for living.” The Plug-in Dwelling project assumes that the development will have a longer lifespan than the city that surrounds it. Via eVolo
Pura Tierra Eco Village Costa Rica - Intentional Community St Michael's eco village sustainable living in Costa Rica Ça fonctionne ainsi | Pumpipumpe Commande tes autocollants ici, colle-les à ta boîte aux lettres et fais ainsi savoir à tes voisins ce qu’ils peuvent emprunter chez toi. Ainsi tu peux t’engager simplement et localement pour une utilisation consciente des biens de consommation, apprendre à mieux connaitre tes voisins et acheter moins d’objets. Les 5.- CHF/EUR par commande nous permettent de continuer à exploiter le projet sur le long terme. Nous continuons à travailler sans but lucratif et nous nous engageons inlassablement pour le développement du projet et de l’association. Nous te laissons définir les conditions de prêt et d’emprunt avec tes voisins. Tu as des questions concernant le projet?
Habitats Alternatifs: cas concret! | verslautonomie 7 Oct Habitat alternatif Voici une très belle vidéo qui démontre que les alternatives existes et qu’il n’est pas utopiste de penser qu’il est encore possible de vivre autrement.Évidemment tout n’est pas toujours facile pour ces personnes qui vivent en marge de la normalité en surfant sur le fil de l’interprétation de la loi. Mais il est toujours possible de trouver les solutions pour sortir du moule! Merci au RBDL pour ce documentaire sur l’habitat léger. Réalisation: Olivier Praet et Matthias Förster J'aime : J'aime chargement… Balises : documentaire, habitat alternatif, habitat léger, vivre autrement
Joining an Ecovillage | GEN sites Each time more people are willing to leave their actual life behind and step into a more fulfilling life situation. We are so happy to see this tendency, but many times it is not easy to find or create a project. Supporting all this seeking people and help to establish more and more Eco villages is one of the main reasons for creating this website. Read here what you can do: Presenting yourself First make sure your profile is well set up, so you awake the interest of potential partners or existing projects and help them to find you. Getting in touch Become a friend of the projects which most interests you. Take part in Events Its not easy to step into ecovillage living. Find inspiration and knowledge Take advance of our resources. Get advice If you still don't know what to do, or how to attent certain personal challenges, you should consult our forum. Good luck for your quest.
'This isn't at all like London': life in Walter Segal's self-build 'anarchist' estate | Cities When visitors arrive at my unconventional street, their first comment is usually: “This isn’t at all like London”. Nestled among trees on a hillside, the 13 half-timbered boxes are routinely mistaken for prefabs, an artists’ colony, Swiss chalets, eco-houses, a kibbutz, Scandinavian holiday cabins, Jamaican beach houses – or even a Japanese temple. In fact, they are the product of an unusual 1980s self-build housing project designed by the pioneering architect Walter Segal, and run by the London Borough of Lewisham in south London. The cul-de-sac is the result of a collaboration between enlightened councillors keen to shorten the housing waiting list, a group of determined locals and a visionary Berlin-born modernist architect. Segal died 30 years ago, in October 1985, before Walters Way was finished. Although there are only around 200 Segal buildings in the UK, he has a strong fan-base among architects and designers, especially those with an interest in community and sustainability.