Friday, December 25, 2015

Idealized place to settle.

Technology With Nature

Homes need to work with the environment.

   By working with nature, a more comfortable home with avoidance of certain technical difficulties is possible.  And one version of working with the environment to train plants and other items in the environment, for climbing vines such as grapes.
   This video below has some examples of places where the plants were trained.  So buildings with domes roofs, even though not weatherproof, can be created like the one in the video.

   A place outside with airflow, such as an opened top dome can allow ventilation to happen.  During outdoor grilling of food, flagstone or an ash and salt blend to prevent plants from sprouting through the floor.  With maintenance required to keep all in order.  With a few years until grapes are covering with both fruit and leaves available.  Along with herbalist telling about both leaf and fruit from a grape plant being edible, this converts architecture into a form of gardening.

   And this would be a partially public place, partially shielded from both the weather and the rain.  While open doorways allow entry, and possible chicken wire supply the grape vines a place to climb.  And some architecture expert will be able to design this item, possibly as an octagon with eight arches to walk through.  With the Octagon with eight arches combined with the dome on top, admits to the difficulty in having squares and circles work easily together.  While this architectural item also admits, to a classical design with a possibility of being large enough to do a Taiji Set inside of.


Long Term Ideal Home

   This will require some selected technology, found listed through this Hyper-Link.  With certain chemicals for treating the locally available materials, while decentralized power sources and my returning to CB-Radio use are separate but related issues.

   With a durably constructed structure, not likely to suffer from rot or drafts.  And with heating and cooling, those can be chosen as appropriate for the environment.  Along with my not enjoying plenty of shifts for extreme heating or cooling, I seldom travel outside.  So if having a Greenhouse or other place to grow food or fibrous materials, I would need to monitor that remotely.  Complete with a system to notify me of things I would miss.


Short Term Ideal Home

   This item for the short-term is rapidly assembled, with even if the front doors were not secured.  Could be attached to a building, for people that have the keys for entering into the building.  With plenty of things able to be done in separate structures.  An item like this, being good enough to live in is potentially a studio apartment.

   And the concept of the portable dome, has been an established technology.  With an attached Hyper-Link to some attached materials.  Revealing functionality even though, it is not the best of all things.


Real Life Examples

   Many real life examples exist, including a mansion, factories, camps, and tourist destinations.  With ecologically sound use of Earth as an insulation material, this also deadens environmental excessive noise.  Along with for evidence, I have included a Hyper-Link to the documentation showing working with nature is possible.


Building Designed for Structural Integrity

   These buildings are intended to be, with integrity according to engineers demanding the best.  With all parts of the journey to the consumer being part of the design requirements, along with how to build the structure around the product for intended results.  And more details are provided, with this included Hyper-Link to the appropriate file.


Power for The Residence

   There is smart solar power, along with other arrangements.  With an included Hyper-Link, meant to reveal the varied options to power this dwelling place.  And there are, solar,wind, and hybrid solar & wind systems.

   With street lights and water pumps both being available.  Then there is a rating on the street lights part.  Along with research into water purification, for those rural areas that do not have the best access to drinking water.

   And that notification in the PDF about wind power has certain minimal speed requirements, for the power curve.  Along with certain requirements, for the solar part of the equipment.  Even expected lifespan such as battery life, must be part of the intended maintenance of the system. 


Technology of this approach

   This technology compares nicely with other related technologies.  As shown with the companies studies, with included Hyper-Link.  For those desiring this company's perspective of their equipment.


Rammed Earth

   This is labor intense, along with only meeting the building codes of the Southwestern United States.  And in rainy climates will require extensive  protection from rain so plenty of material to insulate the rammed earth, can raise the cost just like building with mud bricks in certain areas.

   Along with minimal compression strength requirements existing, with laboratory testing of materials in order to make these strong enough.  So technical complexity and labor, can easily drive the cost up higher than in other building approaches.  Yet with heat and dryness, time and erosion are less threating.  With this included Hyper-Link to the original article, found on a website commonly providing reference material.

   With places where the Rammed Earth is shielded from water and allowed to breath, large open spaces can be created with it.  As with this location reveals, through an attached Hyper-Link.  And if using Rammed Earth Construction, arches are to save both time and money.  Then if some item with lintels are needed such as a conventional door, it can be built inside of the arch.


Low Energy Housing

   Reduction in energy use, as in if it is not through a specialist can be technically difficult.  So a single stop at Green Magic Homes, was one approach.  While Low Energy Homes are according to a Hyper-Link, only one part of the spectrum.  So a search will reveal that if not going to a single-provider to coordinate actions, things get complicated fast.


Appropriate Technology

   And this is related to Appropriate Technology, with a people centered approach to items used.  Where people are designed for, because those are what uses the technology.  As for autonomous houses, those are labor intense and complex things.  With appropriate technology being for things around the homestead.

   With core concepts, of designing as though people mattered.  Coming from a book called, Small Is Beautiful.  Along with difficulties resulting from plenty of difficulties caused by forcing people into answers, instead of having technology modified to assist people.

   While redirection of people from Appropriate Technology to Environmentally Sound Technology exists, this overlap of ideas is not the same as being the same.  With Internet Based encyclopedias and other sources documenting the redirection.  And the sound argument against that approach, is that designing for the individual scale, with Appropriate Technology, is not equal to the large scale centric design of 

   For those lacking examples of what appropriate technology is, this Hyper-Link is to an article showing ten examples of the technology.  So if in a given location, I would be assumed dead in around ten years, a shorter life-span shelter is available through this list.  With a Hyper-Link for further information about this short-lifespan structure, known as a concrete canvas structure.

   And part of this is designing for, the human scale.  That is also part of appropriate technology, with the stages of this technology revealed through a Hyper-Link.  To where the movement continues, instead of being sustainable technology, because that is oriented toward a different scale.

   A cost-effectiveness is what keeps the Appropriate Technology coming, as with two links from an article.  Two principles are required to restart this appropriate technology movement.  First, if you can't sell it don't make it.  And second, needing to know how to design for the market is critical.

Actually designing for the user

   To actually design for the user, requires searching for desires and product testing.  For determining what is of good enough perceived benefit to the target group of people.


   I desire to study this item, where I can work with rather than working against nature.  So Permaculture, will require that I learn about ecosystem creation for the purpose of gardening.  And this is just a beginning place for some research.  Because an established place requires plenty of responsibility, along with learning through observation.


Sustainable Design

   This item known as sustainable design, is not the same as appropriate technology.  Even though the two overlap, that appropriate technology centers around the user of the product.  While this sustainable design is about avoiding negative impact upon the environment, so harm is to be avoided even if plenty of work and complexity during application is endured.

   So this instead of placing people first as part of what I prefer, known as appropriate technology.  This uses people, so the more easily measured part of the negative impact on the environment is what is measured.  

   And since each technology has a point of diminishing returns, so does the concept of sustainable technology.  Because not adversely impacting the environment is critical,



   A variety of mattresses exist, from the simple roll for under a backpack.  Away to those more expensive of mattresses, delivered to home.  Such as this Hyper-Link, to the Casper Mattress.


Portable Housing

   This is important, for use in times of emergency.  Along with the Hyper-Link to one well planned example.


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