H&g. Toilets. Sheds. Wind & Solar. Aluminum-clad Airship prefab is a durable, off-grid tiny home (Video) Built using aluminum, stainless steel and wood, this modular prefab is designed to be easily assembled and disassembled.
Prefabricated buildings have gained mainstream acceptance in recent years, owing to the relative ease of assembly and reduced construction times. But there can be drawbacks: the process of dismantling them can result in damage to the structure, in addition to materials like wood degrading over a period of time. Those are some of the reasons why Scottish firm Roderick James Architects LLP created the Airship 002, an aluminum and stainless steel prefab that won't rot or rust, is easily disassembled without damage, and can go off-grid as a tiny home, office, or studio, potentially placed in remote areas, or on city rooftops or riverside lots.
This new startup is doing hydropower right. The Amtrak trip north along the Hudson River from New York City is one of the most stunning train journeys in the U.S.
You roll along the river’s east side looking out at dramatic cliffs and lush hills across the water. Near the train tracks themselves, you get the full spectrum of a Rust Belt riverfront’s uses: active and abandoned industrial sites, new loft-style apartment buildings that capitalize on the views, parks and boat launches. The most dramatic building, by far, is the vacant former power plant in Yonkers, N.Y.: a massive, Romanesque Revival brick edifice with two giant smokestacks. An hour and a half further north, in the bucolic town of Hudson, N.Y., you can get a glimpse of a potential revival for riverfront energy generation. Unlike the Yonkers plant, which burned coal and oil, this is a form of clean, renewable energy with growth potential: small-scale hydropower. WikiHouse. Open Design WikiHouse is a commons where many companies work together to develop the best, most sustainable building systems ever designed, which are then freely shared for anyone to build upon and improve.
Share global, print local The products they design with it are manufactured through the world's biggest factory. A distributed network of local workshops using tools such as 3D printers and CNC machines. Within the rules of the system, the design can be endlessly customised, allowing every house to respond to its user, site & context. Mass-customisation Direct to manufacture 3D models are shared in free, easy-to-use formats such as SketchUp, from which a set of cutting files can be created. Precision manufactured Parts are digitally manufactured using tools such as CNC machines and 3D printers, and using widely available materials such as plywood. Catch Up on Build a New Life in the Country and watch online. ATA Webshop. Earth Sheltered. Earth Sheltered Homes "Another type of building is emerging: one that actually heals the scars of its own construction.
It conserves rainwater and fuel and it provides a habitat for creatures other than the human one. Maybe it will catch on, maybe it won't. We'll see. " - Malcolm Wells, 2002. The earth sheltered house uses the ground as insulating blanket which effectively protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events. Fifteen feet below ground the soil maintains a fairly constant temperature equal to the annual average temperature of the area's surface air.
There are two types of earth sheltered building. Pest Problem Solver. GMO, yeah? 5 surprises from an otherwise boring look at genetically modified crops. Researchers at the USDA’s Economic Research Service have stepped back to look at the effect of genetically engineered crops since they were introduced in the U.S.
What 5 Things can You Do to Change the System? A few weeks ago a reader on this blog asked me an interesting question that I have been mulling over for some while: can I list 5 things everyone needs to do to change the system?
It’s a tall order, but I decided to give it a bash. I don’t plan to prescribe anything here, and no one should take my word for it as I’m no paragon of purism. But I have at least dabbled in all that I will suggest, and would like to invite dialogue around those suggestions, and others. One glaring problem stares me down: how can we change the system when we don’t have the power? Political pressure and consumer action have little impact if they are not attached to a grotesquely proportioned bank account – the Golden Rule (facetiously: he who has the gold makes the rules) has seen to it that we lack the clout of the corporatocracy. Hemp.Org, Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp, CRRH, The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, THCF, THCF Medical Clinics, Medical Marijuana Clinics, Medical Marijuana Doctors, Medical Marijuana Referrals, Cannabis Common Sense, Cannabis Videos, H.
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