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#1 08-05-2011 22:59:51


Building Green

Building Green


Building Green is pioneering and entertaining television with an eco-friendly twist, on a mission is to inspire viewers to discover just how easy, cost-effective and healthy it can be to go green, and to dispel myths about environmentally-conscious lifestyles.

Host Kevin Contreras leads an interactive exploration of green building techniques and alternatives, from the eye-popping extreme to the green mainstream, all while demonstrating that healthy choices don’t mean sacrificing style or comfort.

From blue jean insulation to bamboo flooring, Kevin Contreras, host and creator of Building Green, will introduce viewers to every aspect of green building using the design and construction of his own green Santa Barbara dream home as a living workshop.

These series includes 13 videos (each 25 minutes long): Breaking Ground, Foundation, Framing and Roofing, Straw Bales, Doors and Windows, Exterior Finishes, Interior Finishes, Floors and Closets, Lighting, Water, Landscaping, Interior Design and The Finale. … rrent.html

Last edited by Commodore (13-05-2011 01:07:12)

#2 09-05-2011 16:14:16


Re: Building Green

Garbage Warrior


Imagine a home that heats itself, that provides its own water, hat grows its own food. Imagine that it needs no expensive technology, that it recycles its own waste, that it has its own power source.

And now imagine that it can be built anywhere, by anyone, out of the things society throws away. Thirty years ago, architect Michael Reynolds imagined just such a home – then set out to build it.

A visionary in the classic American mode, Reynolds has been fighting ever since to bring his concept to the public. He believes that in an age of ecological instability and impending natural disaster, his buildings can – and will – change the way we live.

Shot over three years in the USA, India and Mexico, Garbage Warrior is a feature-length documentary film telling the epic story of maverick architect Michael Reynolds, his crew of renegade house builders from New Mexico, and their fight to introduce radically different ways of living.

A snapshot of contemporary geo-politics and an inspirational tale of triumph over bureaucracy, Garbage Warrior is above all an intimate portrait of an extraordinary individual and his dream of changing the world.




C’est encore une fois le FarWest qui parle. Souvenez vous de Garbage Warrior, les combattants du recyclage. Voici aujourd’hui CalEarth, Cal, comme Californie, Earth comme Terre : la maison à 100 000 euros, vous vous en doutez, est un concept largement dépassé. Ici, au California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture on parle de presque-gratuité, à savoir la terre du sol assemblée en sacs plastiques (comptez quelques dizaines d’euros) et montés comme des parpaings en un dôme accueillant et rassurant. Pour les traumatisés de la tranchée et des protections contre les balles, pas d’inquiétude : cette structure parasismique résiste à tous les coups, bien mieux que la construction en dur. Développée par l’architecte Nader Khalili, cette architecture du futur est surtout, “à l’heure où nous mettons sous presse“, adaptée aux secours intervenant après catastrophes, tremblements de terre, etc… L’originalité de la démarche ne s’arrête pas là : les enfants ont droit de cité et sont régulièrement conviés à construire leur propre village, dans le cadre d’ateliers auto-gérés.

















Last edited by Commodore (09-05-2011 16:22:32)

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