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Earthship Biotecture on ‘The Adaptors’

Super Sustainable Buildings via Thermal Dynamics & Passive Solar. An Earthship is a type of passive solar house that is made of both natural and upcycled materials (such as earth-packed tires). Earthships can be completely off-grid or partially off-grid. Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate (with a permit) and still provide electricity, potable

2020-08-08T11:18:36-06:00Shelter|

Waybee Global Model Earthship Tour

The Global Earthship design performs in almost any climate around the world. The main features of this design include a double layer of glass (“double greenhouse”) between the inner living spaces and the outside and the use of underground cooling tubes and convection skylights which work together to provide ventilation and natural air

2020-08-08T10:56:04-06:00Shelter|

In the US, People are moving out of the cities to rural areas.

U.S. homebuilding surges as coronavirus crisis sparks flight to suburbs, rural areas WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding increased by the most in nearly four years in June amid reports of rising demand for housing in suburbs and rural areas as companies allow employees flexibility to work from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Housing

2020-07-17T09:02:29-06:00Current Events, Shelter|

Smart Window Technology to Improve Energy Efficiency

Customizable Smart Window Technology Could Improve Energy Efficiency Of Buildings A customizable smart window harnesses and manipulates solar power to save energy and cut costs. Windows play multiple crucial roles in our homes. They illuminate, insulate and ventilate our spaces while providing views of — and protection from — the outdoors. Smart windows, or

2020-07-15T17:56:39-06:00Shelter|

Covid-19 and Living Off-Grid in Earthships

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the need for architecture to play by new rules. COVID-19 is causing dense, urban areas to lose their luster and making people rethink their lifestyles. Some are fleeing cities for the suburbs, others are taking up gardening, and the majority have stopped drivingas they stay close to home. Across

Bottle Walls and the sun in Belize

Can & Bottle Walls A can wall is a wall constructed from recycled aluminum cans, which are not a common building source. The cans can be laid in concrete, similar to bricks to make all kinds of strong walls and other partitions Cans can form the actual fill-in structure (or walls) of a

2020-03-28T15:42:29-06:00Central America, Materials, Shelter|
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