An experimental thesis on how architectural research and design can adapt to the reality of sustainability.
Description of the Process
Recent architecture graduate Valentina Karga of Greece has developed the project 'greenwashing manual' and 'greenwasher, sustainable active chamber', an experimental thesis on how architectural research and design can adapt to the reality of sustainability. The idea for creating the kit comes from a desire to design a series of systems aimed at an ecologically bearable, conscious, contemporary lifestyle. Studying DIY videos and low cost manufacturing websites, Karga has put together a series of elements, with emphasis on the implementation of used items that may change or adjust the use of objects. For example, a reused tub acting as a tank - aquarium in the hydroponic / aquaponic system. The first part of the manual focuses on the idea of 'how to make it yourself'. It introduces a complete system of producing goods for modern living within your own home, such as electricity, biogas, food and biodiesel, while collecting heat from the sun and rainwater. The following characteristics make it the ideal solution for global sustainability: low-budget so that everybody can use it, local production so no wasted energy on transportation is needed, reuse of materials which attempts to apply an extra use in waste management, biological food production and green electricity, gas and diesel.