Meet Johanna Jacob from Common Paradox (http://www.commonparadox.com), the architect who has been involved in preparing the plans and the model for the permit process for CELL’s Äerdschëff Project.
Voici Johanna Jacob de Common Paradox (http://www.commonparadox.com), l’architecte qui a préparé les plans et la maquette pour le processus d’obtention des permis de construire pour le projet Äerdschëff de CELL.
One might wonder why this project is called Äerdschëff, the Luxembourgish form of the word earthship. Without a doubt, the Äerdschëff is directly inspired by Michael Reynolds’s brainchild. Working in New Mexico since the early 1970s, Reynolds’s ambition has been to help humankind out of the ecological devastation that was, and still is, underway. The earthship was designed to be fully self-sufficient: an off-grid home that provides for both energy and food for its inhabitants. Equipped with solar panels, rainwater harvesting, a convection ventilation system and a plumbing design that recirculates grey water in planters and treats sewage on site, Biotecture, Reynolds’s company, claims the earthship’s Global Model works in any climate and terrain. Furthermore, it is built using waste materials such as cans, glass bottles and tires, thus reducing the burden on landfills.View full post…