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A cross-shaped, self-sufficient micro home built from containers

A cross-shaped, self-sufficient micro home built from containers | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

Georgian architect Dachi Papuashvili has developed a concept for a cross-shaped micro home built from shipping containers to house a member of the church.

Papuashvili, who is based in Tbilisi, wanted to design a residence that could accommodate either a cleric or a layman as a retreat for study. The intention is to use waste materials, including shipping containers, to produce a prototype that can be easily constructed and would be entirely self-sufficient.


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Catherine Devin's curator insight, May 12, 5:30 AM

Autre projet encore de résidence temporaire ultralégère en énergie grise et en consommation énergétique (autosuffisante) au quotidien.  Plutôt qu'un lieu de vacances, un lieu de retraite et d'étude.

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Ecologia Montréal: a contemporary LEED Platinum home by Gervais Fortin

Ecologia Montréal: a contemporary LEED Platinum home by Gervais Fortin | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

Ecologia Montréal, designed by Gervais Fortin, is the first single dweling home in Montreal, Canada aiming for a Platinum LEED certification.

The owner, in collaboration of the Ecologia Foundation, had the objective to reduce the home's ecological footprint by using healthy, local and non-toxic materials. The team demonstrated that it’s possible to build an ecological house without sacrificing good, contemporary design. All the materials were hand-picked from the most ecoresponsible suppliers of Quebec and featured a combination of exposed beams, large windows and an inner courtyard, creating a cozy and modern living space.

In addition to utilizing a geothermal system, he structure of the house is built with insulating concrete forms, mostly constituted of 100% recycled materials. As for the concrete used for the structure and as thermal mass, concrete contains 39% recycled materials. Ideal in an urban setting, a green roof completes it all.

Ecologia Montréal is the first house in Quebec to integrate the BioGeometry™ science, to control electromagnetic fields, to consider the energy of the earth and to infuse domestic water. The combination of all these factors harmonize the emotional, vital and spiritual levels of the home and its occupants...


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Over 4,000 Plastic Bags Recycled Into Giant Illuminated Tree

Over 4,000 Plastic Bags Recycled Into Giant Illuminated Tree | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it
Initially launched as part of the Lumiere Festival in Durham, England, Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus'Consumerist Christmas Tree is made entirely form repurposed plastic bags and hopes to "challenge our addiction to plastic bags and consider the environmental consequences of our throw-away society at a time of the year when our consumption hits an annual high.Created in the main shopping area of the city, ironically this monument to wasteful consumerism was sponsored by the association of merchants, and will remain there till the end of the holidays.Though masterminded by the Luzinterruptus, the project also required extra hands (and trash), which was amply provided by local residents, who donated up to 4,000 units of plastic bags which were then exchanged for cloth replacements.
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