Pecha Kucha Notes
- Lama Foundation Starting primitive - I spent my childhood there - no electricity, kerosene lanterns, wood stoves, snow at 10k feet
- Dar al Islam - monolithic adobe domes designed by Egyptian Hassan Fathy of mud bricks- great for deserts where labor is cheap - my parents founded this community
- Childhood Dream of my very own Living Pod - everything in one small place that i would need to live on my own
- Semi Permanent architecture - it's solid, yet impermanent- examples include Denver or jeddah airports and Munich stadium (Frei Otto)
- Meals for a familiy - what DO we need- US vs. Ghana - nature of food, packaging, quantity, preparation - liquids
- Slums/ghettos/"Shadow Cities" - by Peter Neuwirth - huge growth, people living in abject poverty, but it is opportunity to them, and a future
- Awareness of Shipping Containers (roofless) - containers, super strong, stackable 9 high, 63,000 lbs each, over the ocean many times over...
- CPCC Faculty Fellows - gave me half my time to research the idea of a self-contained space
- Led to mission statement- as presented before
- Light station at whitewater center- exemplifies- simple, automatic, all needs contained, functional, efficient...
- Need to look at inputs, and outputs - everything has both- your body, your house, your car, your meal....
- Holistic Ideas-closed loop - brainstorming over what a living space needs
- Systems in Theory - visio layout - more specific to the ecobox
- Privacy (tiger woods yacht) - where do you need it? bathroom, cleaning, sleeping
- Put the box on campus in may 2009 - "placed and presentable" - painted "divine white"
- This is the "contemporary side" see the welds and cuts and materials- restore windows for cheap
- Solar panels- 1.3 KW solar array on a pole- making do with lousy shade situation near box.
- Multiple things going on- recycled doors in ceiling, insulated floor with cheap daycare floor padding, steel stud walls "floating" without touching steel walls, hamock donated by ENO in asheville, energy efficient windows.
- Here you see it in near-current form- the solar array, the windows, the roof and rainwater prototypes - and now we move it.
- This is a UN photo of Haiti after the earthquake. Steel boxes will not colapse on themselves and crush you to deatch. They need only support on the 4 corners. They are above the water and waste. The rain is coming in Haiti