Earthship pioneer Michael Reynolds is building the first sustainable school in Argentina

January 31, 2018 by  
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Architect Michael Reynolds is known for his sustainable “ Earthship ” buildings – and how he’s taking his radical work one step further by instilling the principles of green architecture in the next generation. Reynolds’ latest project is an ultra-green public elementary school made out of repurposed materials. The building is set in a remote Buenos Aires town, where Reynolds will teach students from around the world the basics of self-sustaining architecture. Working in collaboration with Una Escuela Sustentable – whose objective is to build a sustainable public school in every Latin American country – Reynolds will construct a sustainable elementary school in Mar Chiquita, a remote area outside of Buenos Aires. He will work with students from around the world to build the school, focusing on green design principles, construction methods, and philosophy. Related: Michael Reynolds Lands One of His Self-Sufficient Earthships at the End of the World Reynolds has worked with the program before, most notably in Jaureguiberry, Uruguay where he built an incredible school out of reclaimed materials with a team of students. Slated to begin construction in March 2018, the Mar Chiquita building will measure just under 3,000 square feet and it will be built in just seven weeks. The project will utilize Reynolds’ six core Earthship building principles – including recycled and repurposed materials, thermal/solar heating and cooling, water harvesting and contained sewage treatment. The school will also have an onsite food production area. You can help support the project by donating to the Mar Chiquita funding campaign on Indiegogo + Michael Reynolds Via Platforma Arquitectura Images via Una Escuela Sustentable

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Earthship Cologne: Why Germany needs this self-sufficient house made from rubbish

April 22, 2015 by  
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We can take our hats off to Germany, a country which has been leading the way with investment in renewable energy , and pioneering Passivhaus standard homes and public buildings. However Germany’s Earthship builders point out that most buildings have a long way to go before they’re truly sustainable. A new Earthship Biotecture project in Cologne seeks to educate the next generation in how to build radically self sufficient structures, without complicated machines or an engineering degree. There’s even a chance for you to get involved and learn alongside the team! Read the rest of Earthship Cologne: Why Germany needs this self-sufficient house made from rubbish Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “sustainable architecture” , Earthship Biotecture , Earthship Cologne , eco design , german green building , green architecture , Green Building , green energy Germany , michael reynolds , Recycled Materials , renewable energy , self-sufficient homes , Sustainability in Education , sustainable design

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Michael Reynolds Lands One of His Self-Sufficient Earthships at the End of the World

March 31, 2014 by  
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Norwegian Town Builds a Soaring Tower with Thousands of Recycled Pallets and Then Burns it to the Ground

March 31, 2014 by  
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