[agronautas] explora en torno a procesos, diseños o modos de vida que reformulan la relación entre las personas y el medio natural. Se analizan, documentan y desarrollan propuestas basadas en la minimización del impacto humano sobre el medio ambiente así como del consumo de recursos y energía en favor de un beneficio colectivo.
El qanat es una estructura, utilizada en zonas áridas, que aprovecha el agua subterránea de las colinas para irrigar el llano colindante. En primer lugar se cava un pozo principal (o pozo madre) sobre una colina, hasta alcanzar un acuífero o similar fuente de agua subterránea, cuya presencia es reconocible por la humedad de suelo.
The open source washing machine project aims to rethink the technological and sociological ways we wash clothes around the world, in accordance with economical, cultural and environemental aspects.
Is it possible to rethink some technical, sociological and economical concepts of washingclothes ? is it possible to create new modes, new technologies, new ways to liberate people in this task, in a consciousness of sustainable developpement and respect of the natural and human environment ?
Backpack holds entiere pontoon craft kit-... Just add water and your bike. Pedal to inflate pontoons. Use all your bike gears when on water. Front bike whell steers attached propeller kicks up in shallow water. Re-mount with ease after swim. Quick disassembly & repacking into backpack (about 25 lbs). Use your bike with kit frame connectors left on it; easy switch from land to water cycling and back. Stainless steel frame, misc.parts ot aluminium or polymer. Shuttle bike kit
pez [estudio]'s insight:
Para cruzar ríos y mares... en bici!
Specially interesting for commuting in some cities!
This toilet floats. It's an outhouse and sewage-treatment plant in one, processing human waste through a "constructed wetlands." Adam Katzman, the inventor and builder of the toilet-boat, says it's meant to be more inspirational than practical.
Manantial is an invitation to discover and get to know natural processes. It proposes the reproduction of an ecosystem by means of soil, stones and
pez [estudio]'s insight:
Manantial is an invitation to discover and get to know natural processes. It proposes the reproduction of an ecosystem by means of soil, stones and plants able to give back to water its natural balance. It is not an easy task, it takes time and dedication, maybe a whole life
As part of the AJ Kiosk challenge, in partnership with Turkish Ceramics, we have proposed Watering Poles as the contemporary kiosks for London. Without the philanthropic acts of a sultan or need for a water tank, the kiosk is simply a tap. They needn’t be large but water points would need to be easily locatable in London’s intricate urban grain.
City Farming is Booming: Daily Needs Modular Chicken Coop & Garden provides all the components you need to assemble housing for chickens and small pets, raised beds for vegetables, composting bin, and tool shed in a configuration of your choice. Detail: Developed with "social (back to basics), ecological (materials and function) and economic (local production) relevance" in mind. Daily Needs for DoDesign is proud to carry the prestigious Ovam Eco Design Award Pro 2013 (product in development)
PostCardUrbanism.net is the official home of the online scenario planning system for the Post-Car(d) Urbanism project.
The site lets you add trends which you think will be important to the future of Swedish cities and transport. You can also rate, discuss and evaluate other people’s trends, selecting the ones you think will be most important. Finally, you can “mix and remix” various urban futures using the “scenario story mixer”.
Part of the value of the Post-Car(d) Urbanism project likes in exploring the possibilities and utility of such online, crowdsourced approaches to social science research. Online scenario creation is a new and rapidly developing research area with many unanswered questions.
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