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Biotecture - A home built with tyres!

by Anjali Chandrashekar | 03-03-2012 12:28 recommendations 0 recommendations

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Green Buildings, Sustainable Architecture. Retrofit. This is what we do.
Earthships are radically sustainable buildings made with recycled materials. Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate and still provide solar power, catchwater, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production.

Earthship Design Principles

1) Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling
Earthships maintain comfortable temperatures in any climate. The planet Earth is a thermally stabilizing mass that delivers temperature without wire or pipes. The sun is a nuclear power plant that also delivers without wires or pipes.
2) Solar & Wind Electricity
Earthships produce their own electricity with a prepackaged photovoltaic / wind power system. This energy is stored in batteries and supplied to your electrical outlets. Earthships can have multiple sources of power, all automated, including grid-intertie.
3) Contained Sewage Treatment
Earthships contain use and reuse all household sewage in indoor and outdoor treatment cells resulting in food production and landscaping with no pollution of aquifers. Toilets flush with greywater that does not smell.
4) Building with Natural &
Recycled Materials

House as Assemblage of by-products: A sustainable home must make use of indigenous materials, those occurring naturally in the local area.
5) Water Harvesting
Earthships catch water from the sky (rain & snow melt) and use it four times. Water is heated from the sun, biodiesel and/or natural gas. Earthships can have city water as backup. Earthships do not pollute underground water aquifers.
6) Food Production
Earthship wetlands, the planters that hold hundreds of gallons of water from sinks and the shower are a great place for raising some of the fresh produce you?d like to have in the winter, but find expensive or bland tasting from the supermarket.

So shouldnt we all move to Biotecture?

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  • Christy Lee says :
    Wow, I am fascinated. We have to intensify those green stream in every industrial sectors. It can be a great source of economic development too~~ :D
    Posted 08-03-2012 13:23

  • Kehkashan Basu says :
    Very informative Anjali . Green buildings are the way of the future and a 'must have' for a sustainable world. I have just put a article on MASDAR , a green city , which I visited . It is really an awesome inititiative by the Abu Dhabi govt. The banks of solar panels ( photography not allowed ) are so huge that it must be seen to be believed.
    Posted 03-03-2012 16:19

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