Entry #1

So far, I am off to a good start. I knew my thesis would revolve around the relationship with man and nature.  It seems as though it is obvious that we need to take more care of the planet we live on, and there are a number of ways to do so. I did research in the issue of climate changes due to our carbon footprint, which happens to be from the energy consume. It lead me to the awareness that about half of the energy consumed in homes were for heating and cooling spaces. By reducing the need to heat and cool our spaces, housing electrical, nor energy of any kind, we would reduce our carbon foot print significantly. The question was how? I then looked into materials and studied wind and wind patterns. I only went as far with this topic as present three ideas to experiment with to make the building more adjustable to temperature changes and microclimates. The last part of my research was  about the benefits of prefabricated houses and exploring the concept of a “self-heating” \ “self-cooling” houses.


Revisiting the situation, many other opportunities are arising and there are some interesting ideas I am coming across. In Milan, one of the most polluted cities in Europe, two towers are being erected as apartments capable of supporting life inside, and outside of it. The concept so fare is to use trees and plants as an outer wall. By doing this, radiation is reduced in the concrete, asphalt, used for building. This may create a microclimate, a small area in which the atmosphere of the area is slightly different from the majority of the climate in the region. This microclimate may range from the size of a garden bed to the size of a city. One example is the major cities or city hubs. Most urban areas absorb the heat during the day and re-radiate during the night, making summer incredibly ho and winter season heat from the sunlight could heat p the spacing. Purhaps I could fuse this concept with the idea of a heating room dedicated spwcifically to generate heat withour using electricity, nor natural gasses.


Going back to the point about plant life engulfing buildings, the plants would also consume the CO2 output, significantly reducing the damage we are doing to the ozone layer, and may actually restore it. All of that is tsaid to say this: Similar to “Rewilding guy’s name” “just be re-introducing certain life forms into a space, could change not just the vegetation or the animal population, but could change the entire ecosyysstem and even the geography of a space. In his example, he mentioned some interesting information regarding wales and thier important role in the ecosystem that lead to the support of sabing endangered whales. In this description he mentioned about the photoplankton that consumes the co2 in the atmosphere and returns it to the water for fish and other aquatic life to consumes inside other plankton.


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