Lotus Garden for Seoul Conceptualized by System Design Studio, this project recreates a garden of lotus flowers that borders the river Hang Gang, Seoul. Symbolizing beauty and purity, the “Lotus Garden for Seoul” project aims to offer a new vision of the city and its projection to a sustainable future. The gardens float on water just like the leaves of lotus and the flowers arise to the surface. Via: SystemDesignStudio Apr 8 This Seaweed-Covered House Is the World's Coziest Sushi Roll | Wired Design <img title="" alt="" src=" />This cute cottage is completely covered in seaweed. Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen/Realdania Byg <img title="" alt="" src=" />The ceiling panels are filled with seaweed, wrapped in linen, and mounted on MDF boards prior to installation. Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen/Realdania Byg <img title="" alt="" src=" />One material, two very different styles, both uniquely Danish. Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen/Realdania Byg <img title="" alt="" src=" />The primary challenge for the designers was turning an unruly weed into a consistent building material, a feat achieved by stuffing the material into a tubular net.
Natural Building Techniques This program offers a wealth of information about construction details and other considerations. It covers adobe block construction, piled adobe (similar to cob), rammed earth, both load-bearing and post and beam strawbale, earthships, earth-sheltering, cordwood, thin-shelled concrete domes, papercrete, earthbags, hybrid structures, and recycling various containers for housing. $29.95 The books shown below are arranged according to when they were published, with the most recent ones at the top. If you click on one of the images you will be taken to a page at Amazon.com where you can find out more about the book. If you end up buying one of them, greenhomebuilding.com will receive a small commission that will help cover the cost of maintaining this website. This is a 2 bedroom, 1 story, 1725 sf (to the outside) house that is designed around the traditional hogan concept of Southwestern native Americans. Home Site Map STORE For Email contact go to About Us Custom Search
What is Hermeneutics About Hermeneutics Hermeneutics is the art of interpreting. Although it began as a legal and theological methodology governing the application of civil law, canon law, and the interpretation of Scripture, it developed into a general theory of human understanding through the work of Friedrich Schleiermacher, Wilhelm Dilthey, Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Paul Ricoeur, and Jacques Derrida. Hermeneutics proved to be much bigger than theology or legal theory. The comprehension of any written text requires hermeneutics; reading a literary text is as much a hermeneutic act as interpreting law or Scripture. Without collapsing critical thinking into relativism, hermeneutics recognizes the historicity of human understanding. Hermeneutics opposes the radical relativist notion that meaning cannot be trans-lingual. Hermeneutics is philosophy in the original sense of the word, the love of wisdom, the search for as comprehensive an understanding of human existence as possible.
Kitchen of the Future Kitchen of the Future Energy-saving light bulbs will only take us so far. We need to push ourselves to rethink domestic appliances entirely, to rethink how homes consume energy, and how entire communities can pool resources” says Clive van Heerden, Senior Director of Design-led Innovation at Philips Design. Philips believes the solution is likely to come from biological processes, which are less energy-consuming and non-polluting. We need to go back to nature in order to move forward. The central hub in the Microbial Home system is a repositionable kitchen island, including a chopping surface with vegetable waste grinder, a gas cooking range, a glass tank that shows energy reserves and glass elements showing pressure, volume and readiness of compost sludge. Chopping surface with vegetable waste grinder. Technological development has enabled us to mimic nature’s processes. The paternoster domestic plastic waste up-cycler uses mycelium to break down plastic packaging waste.
Solar updraft tower Schematic presentation of a solar updraft tower The solar updraft tower (SUT) is a renewable-energy power plant for generating electricity from solar power. Sunshine heats the air beneath a very wide greenhouse-like roofed collector structure surrounding the central base of a very tall chimney tower. The resulting convection causes a hot air updraft in the tower by the chimney effect. This airflow drives wind turbines placed in the chimney updraft or around the chimney base to produce electricity. As a solar chimney power plant (SCPP) proposal for electrical power generation, commercial investment is discouraged by the high initial cost of building a very large novel structure, and by the risk of investment in a feasible but unproven application of even proven component technology for long-term returns on investment—especially when compared to the proven and demonstrated greater short-term returns on lesser investment in coal-fired or nuclear power plants. Design
America Could End Homelessness in One Year by Doing This by KEVIN LAKE If America really cared about solving the problem of homelessness among it’s citizenry, here’s an idea that would work. Oh- and that opening line references the fact that as far back as 2011 empty houses in America outnumbered homeless families by five times, according to Amnesty International. Anyway, let’s say the problem with homeless people in America was a result of not enough housing. Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. “The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles. The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Source homebuildingRepurposingvideo Related Posts
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Hermeneutics 1. The Beginnings of Hermeneutics The term hermeneutics, a Latinized version of the Greek hermeneutice, has been part of common language from the beginning of the 17th century. Nevertheless, its history stretches back to ancient philosophy. Addressing the understanding of religious intuitions, Plato used this term in a number of dialogues, contrasting hermeneutic knowledge to that of sophia. Religious knowledge is a knowledge of what has been revealed or said and does not, like sophia, involve knowledge of the truth-value of the utterance. The Stoics, however, never developed a systematic theory of interpretation. With Augustine we encounter a thinker whose influence on modern hermeneutics has been profoundly acknowledged by Dilthey, Heidegger, and Gadamer. In spite of these and similar points of dialogue, it is in the wake of Martin Luther's sola scriptura that we see the dawn of a genuinely modern hermeneutics. Like Ast, Wolf was trained in Classical studies. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.