pouring-heart:

  1. Water tank: Filtered water is kept in the tank and slowly released into the breadbaskets below
  2. Vegetables growing in breadbasket: Breadbaskets filled with porous lava stoned are used to grow vegetables. The stones and vegetables roots trap the nutrients and filter the water which then flows into the fish tank below.
  3. Fish droppings enrich the water with nutrients for growing vegetables
  4. A variety of small vegetables can be grown such as swiss chard, cows peas, eggplants, sweet peppers, etc.
  5. Pump: A solar powered or had pump recycles the water to the top tank, ready for the cycle to start again.
  6. Chickens provide meat and eggs for consumption and/or for sale. Their droppings are captured and used to feed the fish.

Aquaponics

This unique system integrates fish, poultry and vegetable farming using recycled water. It is designed to maximise the yield of each component, whilst minimising the amount of water required. Our research has shown that Haller’s aquaponics system uses only 2% of the water conventionally needed for the same vegetable production. This is particularly important in drought-prone areas in Africa.  Haller’s aquaponics system is also affordable, it is made with low cost materials that can be found locally.

We have made several changes to this initial design – in particular to the fish tanks.  A revised illustration is currently being worked on.

Video here

posted on 14.09.19

rollership:

the Living Staircase from Paul Cocksedge
Every building needs an edible staircase! Graze on luxurious herbs
“The planters on the Living Staircase from Paul Cocksedge will be stocked with herbs and plants, letting employees make fresh tea or add a kick to their lunch. There will be three circular meeting spaces in total, with each one ringed with a wooden bench. Not many designers or architects pay much attention to the function of a staircase. Here’s hoping the Living Staircase inspires creatives to do more with the functionally mundane aspects of architecture.”
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/living-staircase-from-paul-cocksedge#

rollership:

the Living Staircase from Paul Cocksedge

Every building needs an edible staircase! Graze on luxurious herbs

The planters on the Living Staircase from Paul Cocksedge will be stocked with herbs and plants, letting employees make fresh tea or add a kick to their lunch. There will be three circular meeting spaces in total, with each one ringed with a wooden bench. Not many designers or architects pay much attention to the function of a staircase. Here’s hoping the Living Staircase inspires creatives to do more with the functionally mundane aspects of architecture.”

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/living-staircase-from-paul-cocksedge#

posted on 14.09.17

naturetamed:

Tungkwan, China

One of the most radical solutions in the field of shelter is represented by the underground towns and villages in the Chinese loess belts. Loess is silt, transported and deposited by the wind. Because of its great softness and high porosity, it can be easily carved. In places, roads have been cut as much as 40 feet deep into the original level by the action of wheels. In the provinces of Honnan, Shansi, Shensi, and Kansu about ten million people live in dwellings hollowed out from loess.

The dark squares in the flat landscape are pits an eighth of an acre in area, or about the size of a tennis court. Their vertical sides are 25 to 30 feet high. L-shaped staircases lead to the apartments below who rooms are about 30 feet deep and 15 feet wide, and measure about 15 feet to the top of the vaulted ceiling. They are lighted and aired by openings that give onto the courtyard.

From the top one can only see small trees placed carefully above each staircase that leads downward. The tree acts as the official sign of the house, so you don’t describe your house to visitors or give a house number but tell them about your tree.

Architecture Without Architects // Bernard Rudofsky

posted on 14.09.16

nexttoparchitects:

by hafezkoohestani

nexttoparchitects:

by hafezkoohestani

posted on 14.09.16

acidadebranca:

Black, White & Grey Plans
[55]
 Madrid | Spain | El Palacio real | Filippo Juvarra and G. B. Sacchetti
Planta del Palacio Real según el proyecto de Sachetti
Guía de arquitectura 1700-1800 Ramón Guerra de la Vega
source

acidadebranca:

Black, White & Grey Plans

[55]

Madrid | Spain | El Palacio real | Filippo Juvarra and G. B. Sacchetti

Planta del Palacio Real según el proyecto de Sachetti

Guía de arquitectura 1700-1800 Ramón Guerra de la Vega

posted on 14.09.16

arqvac:

"House in Ibiza 2" in Jesús, Balearic Islands, Spain by Roberto Ercilla

(Source: archdaily.com)

posted on 14.09.16

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posted on 14.09.15

63.10

architags:


 Room 11. Highway House. Tasmania. Australia. photos (c) Ben Hosking, Jasmin Latona

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girltesque:

paysagearchitectural:

NAGAKIN CAPSULE TOWER

Architect : Kisho Kurokawa

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Start Project : 1970

Project Complete: 1972

would gladly reside in

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