On Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:19:11 AM UTC-3, Ron Peterson wrote:
While there seems to be the intent to create copies of the structure in ano
ther entirely different locale, using, as his site describes, 'compressed e
arth blocks', for now; Concrete has high embodied energy, so it's not as ef
fective, environmentally; concrete also seems less appropriate in the tropi
cs, due to concerns such as heat buildup, ventilation and moisture; the thi
ng looks like a decontextualized hamster-tunnel module and out-of-place wit
h the environment/doesn't blend in very well.
While this may be a little extravagant (although, given its use/context, pe
rhaps not), it nevertheless seems to better reflect what may generally be m
As fossil-fuel-based global civilization continues its relentless decline t
hat has likely already begun, the ways-of-life especially dependent on it a
nd on 'empire', and therefore especially vulnerable, like certain areas of
architecture, may especially succumb. That said, perhaps it is unsurprising
that, in 2008, many participants on this newsgroup dropped off like flies.
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