Project Tag: ecological design
A bioshelter is a new, more complex form of greenhouse that can meet important basic human needs. Bioshelters imagine a new synthesis between people and their local ecology: an early exploration in weaving together the sun, wind, biology and architecture on behalf of humanity.
Aquaculture is where people, food, water, and ecology meet. New Alchemy explored aquaculture as a way to produce food from small-scale, local water sources: fish in cages in wild ponds, in ponds dug in the ground, in solar ponds above the ground, and in-ground ponds in greenhouses.
There are large regions in China where farmers have grown food on the same land for more than 6,000 years. Over that time, several hundred generations of farmers developed a highly efficient, highly productive, sustainable agricultural methods, passed on by common custom and recorded using written language. Although traditional Chinese agriculture is perhaps the most […]