Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices. Kelly Hart, webmaster of the popular website www.greenhomebuilding.com, posts text and photos featuring what he discovers from around the world.

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Kelly Hart has been involved with green building concepts for much of his life. He has also worked in various fields of communication media, including still photography, cinematography, animation, video production and now website development. Kelly has lived in an earthbag/papercrete home that he built and consults about sustainable building design.

March 12, 2007

The Open Architecture Network

Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit organization founded in 1999 to promote architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises, has just launched a new website to further their goals: www.openarchitecturenetwork.org. The purpose of this network is to allow designers and architects to work together in a whole new way, through the power of the internet to bring diverse folks together to forge new design solutions for housing mankind. This is conceived as an "open source" network, where anyone can share in the process of learning and teaching and building upon each other's work.

They have assembled some powerful software, hardware and talent to realistically pull this off. You will see when you visit the site that many radical design solutions and projects have already been uploaded to entice your involvement.

To help seed the network I just posted some images and description of how to build a small earthbag dome. The process of doing this was quite straightforward and easy to accomplish. I encourage you to check it out and get involved!

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Anonymous dan malott said...

I am a principal of a sustainable architecture firm, Archiopolis Architects. I think that the Open Architecture Network is graet... it puts architecture where it needs to be.... open to the public and not just those who can afford our services. check out our new website www.archiopolis.com

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