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Natural Building Techniques Around the World

Natural Building Techniques Around the World
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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.

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.

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.

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

Glass Bottle Walls Glass Bottle Walls and Houses and more... glass bottle wall An arts center in Deep Ellum, Texas. Source Earth Ship Home. Anna's bottle house in Tucson, Arizona. In Taos, another Earth Ship. glass bottle wall Kawakawa, New Zealand men's public toilet close up. glass bottle wall Kawakawa, New Zealand men's public toilet from the outside. glass bottle wall Again in New Zealand -- Carlucci Land, Happy Valley. The Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens, North Carolina a tribute to Minnie Evans. glass bottle wall Close up at Airlie. glass bottle wall The sides of the chapel. glass bottle wall Bottle Wall, Market Hall Altenrhein Switzerland. glass bottle wall Hundertwasser bottle wall picture by eloisavh on Flickr. glass bottle house Here's an eclectic room. glass bottle wall Same New Zealand art studio. glass bottle house Prince Edward Island Bottle House. glass bottle wall Glass wall Biotecture, Ireland. glass bottle construction Walkway at Wat Lan Kuat, Thai for “The Temple of One Million Bottles.” Mr.

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.

( Dom to coś więcej niż ściany i dach O tym co jest brzydkie, a co ładne, a także o uczeniu samodzielności, oszczędności, integrowaniu rodziny, ekologii, Feng Shui oraz o tym dlaczego warto budować na wsi z architektem Franciszkiem Wojciechem Sergielem rozmawia Marek Żelech Wspólnie z synem Sebastianem stworzył Pan pracownię projektową. Firma zajmuje się zarówno projektowaniem, jak i realizowaniem inwestycji. Taki właśnie sposób działania jest obecnie normą. Piękne hasło, ale co ono oznacza w praktyce? Człowiek powinien dobrze czuć się w miejscu, w którym mieszka. Dlaczego? Zapewne dlatego, że architekci tworząc swoje projekty myślą często o stworzeniu kolejnego pomnika własnego geniuszu. Rozumiem, że dom, o którym będziemy rozmawiać, to właśnie takie miejsce? Oczywiście. Czy takie oczekiwania nie szły jednak zbyt daleko? Myślę, że nie. Brzmi to dosyć tajemniczo. Chodziło o to, aby stworzyć rodzaj niezależnej przestrzeni w obrębie domu. Bez kantów? Dokładnie tak! W tym domu pojawia się sporo elementów drewnianych... Tak.

Vertical Farms The Vertical Farm The current 3.3 billion global urban population is expected to grow to 5 billion by 2025... Today our agricultural footprint is the size of South America...what will it be tomorrow... Source EDITT Tower (“Ecological Design In The Tropics”) is being built in Singapore with the financial support of the National University. Mithun Architects in Seattle designed a "Center for Urban Agriculture" -- an integration of crops and livestock onto a 7.2 acre urban plot. Buckminster Fuller Challenge Clepsydra Urban Farm by Bruno Viganò & Florencia Costa. Source WORKac’s version of vertical farming combines farmers’ housing in a series of stepped terraces with a farmer’s market and public space below. An Urban Garden. Source Höweler + Yoon Architecture and Squared Design Lab proposes to build a vertical algae-powered bioreactor on the downtown Boston Filene's site. Source The “Euromediterranee” project is a proposed vertical village for the city of Marseilles. Source Source MATscape 1. 2. 3.

Mastering The Five Fears: finding freedom in the human condition | The Art of Audacity Devil be gone When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.African Proverb You, dear reader, are one of the lucky ones. Of all the untold billions of intrepid souls who have trod this ancient Earth, you are among the most privileged. You enjoy social, economic and political liberties the likes of which your ancestors would not have dared dream. You have the freedom to travel wherever you wish. You have wealth too, sufficient to realise any vision you can imagine no matter how fantastic or grand. And the means for their attainment exists as well. How the kings of old would have envied your privileged position. You live in an age where the blind can be given sight, the deaf can be taught to hear, and the maimed can be given new limbs. In over ten thousand years of human civilisation there has never, existed a better time to be alive… then right now. You have all you need and much more besides. You are as free as anyone who has ever set foot upon this Earth. Why am I here?