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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:12 pm 
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I am currently doing an EPQ on architecture which is basically a project worth half an a level that goes along side the rest of my subjects where you conduct independent research into an area that interests you. The question I have chosen is "Does a high focus on environmental sustainability restrict the progression of architecture?" because I hope to study architecture at university.
This is the main title for my projects however I would also appreciate any comments/ opinions anyone has on:
Is sustainability of a buildings or its aesthetics more important?
what are your opinions on carbon neutral buildings and do you think its a reliable long term solution to buildings being bad for the environment?
do you have any examples of eco-friendly buildings that look unattractive or attractive?
Does a high focus on how eco friendly a building is push architecture into the future by making architects think in different ways ?
Can beautiful architecture and sustainability always have to "compete" or can they work together?
Any opinions you have on any of these subjects would be very useful in my research into my EPQ project. I will full reference anyone's comment that is used in my project and appreciate any thoughts you have weather you have a career in architecture or sustainability or not. THANKYOU!


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I wrote to Gore in 1995 that all new buildings should be Earthship/straw bale independent solar/wind. I started my own in 1997, saving the most by doing it myself with my wife and young son as helpers. That which I didn't know I got books on. I bought components and gathered materials and scraps for two years, shopping around for sales. After two years the energy of manufacture was paid off and four more years all materials loans including land were paid off. There are a lot of profiteers to cost you too much and installers to do work you could easily do yourself. Including design and plans. People still tend to want everything done for them, which adds tremendously to cost.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:16 am 
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Johhny Electriglide wrote:
I wrote to Gore in 1995 that all new buildings should be Earthship/straw bale independent solar/wind. I started my own in 1997, saving the most by doing it myself with my wife and young son as helpers. That which I didn't know I got books on. I bought components and gathered materials and scraps for two years, shopping around for sales. After two years the energy of manufacture was paid off and four more years all materials loans including land were paid off. There are a lot of profiteers to cost you too much and installers to do work you could easily do yourself. Including design and plans. People still tend to want everything done for them, which adds tremendously to cost.

Good for you sir. I am not as active as you are but i do try to do some of the labor myself which i can do easily as long as it didnt requires any technicality.


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joshKINDLON1 wrote:
I am currently doing an EPQ on architecture which is basically a project worth half an a level that goes along side the rest of my subjects where you conduct independent research into an area that interests you. The question I have chosen is "Does a high focus on environmental sustainability restrict the progression of architecture?" because I hope to study architecture at university.
This is the main title for my projects however I would also appreciate any comments/ opinions anyone has on:
Is sustainability of a buildings or its aesthetics more important?
what are your opinions on carbon neutral buildings and do you think its a reliable long term solution to buildings being bad for the environment?
do you have any examples of eco-friendly buildings that look unattractive or attractive?
Does a high focus on how eco friendly a building is push architecture into the future by making architects think in different ways ?
Can beautiful architecture and sustainability always have to "compete" or can they work together?
Any opinions you have on any of these subjects would be very useful in my research into my EPQ project. I will full reference anyone's comment that is used in my project and appreciate any thoughts you have weather you have a career in architecture or sustainability or not. THANKYOU!


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