Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills.
Biotecture n. 1. the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their sustainability. 2. A combination of biology and architecture.
Earthship Biotecture, offers proven, totally sustainable designs, construction drawings & details, products, educational materials, lectures / presentations, consultation & guidance toward getting people in sustainable housing. From single family to colony / community / city complexes.
The Earthship is a completely independent globally oriented dwelling unit made from materials that are indigenous to the entire planet. The Earthship has been designed to reduce our impact on the planet and increase our connection to it by utilizing recycled and low embodied energy materials, passive solar heating and cooling, photovoltaic power system, catchwater, solar hot water, gray water and black water treatment systems.
Scotland Tops List of Developed Worlds Most Violent Countries,
A UNITED Nations report has labelled Scotland the most violent country in the developed world, with people three times more likely to be assaulted than in America.
England and Wales recorded the second highest number of violent assaults while Northern Ireland recorded the fewest.
Experts in Japanese cinema will immediately recognize that Tokyo Drifter is the title of a classic Japanese yakuza movie directed by Seijun Suziki in 1966. But 'drifting' is in Tokyo also a permanent state of mind for the jet-lagged visitor. After having been to Tokyo in 1998 it was the exhibition OpenNature at NTTICC which brought me back to this great city again, and I enjoyed every minute.