Procrastination is awful. At least reading is enjoyable.
|Super adobe is a cool system that reshapes an abundant resource into beautiful housing with minimal materials and energy. Kudos to Fabio for bringing this company to my attention!
|Indoor vertical farming in Chicago’s back of the Yards Neighborhood.
|The limitations of neighborhood councils and participatory democracy in a capitalistic society.
|Humans think we are so unique but plants have brains too!!! So cool!!
|Great blog post on innovation and how to overcome obstacles in the process. I wish they had more in this article on how to get patents in a system that makes their acquisition expensive.
|Interesting thought article. While I don’t think that eliminating patents is a solution to our inequality issues and I believe that doing so would stifle innovation the main point of the article is still on point. We have created systems (including patents and copyrights) that re-enforce and sustain inequality.
|Although I am not a fan of LEED and I might dispute some of these rankings, this list is nonetheless valuable in showing what can be accomplished when architects set their minds to delivering more sustainable buildings. Building these buildings well still makes a difference.
|This article is one beautiful example of what happens when art and science collide.
|The data may be old but the general idea set forth in this essay is still relevant. It is not just the construction hard costs that need to be addressed. Any proposed solution for affordable housing must take a holistic view and address soft costs such as financing, permits, design, etc.
|Mass customization is probably the best way that our society has to lower hard construction costs for the masses.