Blog prompt #7 AKA What am I supposed to write about again?
Ok I am not sure if I know what the Blog prompt was, I kind of rely upon the Blog prompts being on the internet cause I really have a bad memory, and it wasn't this time around.
I will just use this opportunity to put my best foot forward and voice my outlook for the future of this project as well as my many concerns I also have.
The lack of direction.
I for one am fine with this, I have been in the architecture department long enough to know that projects normally have an ambiguous goal that we need to arrive at in any way necessary thus making us more creative and out of the box thinkers.
Well that’s fine and all
Many people have not been in the department for long and are expecting definite goals and copious amounts of hand holding, which they aren't going to get. I for one am exceedingly tired of trying to explain to some of my group mates that they aren't going to get it.
Another thing I am peeved about is the lack of understanding of the term
"Try your best"
It means try your best... period if you try your best and come up with a few novel solutions YOU WILL get a good grade end of story, I seriously doubt that Ozayr is a evil ogre that will fail people who don't have a solution that is up to his creative standards. If you work hard you will be rewarded plain and simple.
Outlook number 1:
I have no doubt that my group will do an amazing job and receive the grade we all deserve, we just need to keep moving in one direction, it seems that every time we move in one direction we get scared and move back to where we came from... STOP IT!!! I don't care where we go as long AS WE GO!.
but this is something that I will have to illustrate to my group and try to precipitate into a common understanding.
In short this out look is we will do fine.
Out look number 2:
We are planning on doing a portfolio/ reference material idea that will culminate in a proposal/design of a sustainable home. Our project will be composed of 5 facets of environmental detriment.
Outlook number 3:
Our home will attempt to address all of these issues, for instance:
The Home will minimize its :
Hazardous waist output by using less lead(in electrical devices and thermometers) and less mercury(florescent light bulbs) as well as finding alternatives to many hazardous substances used in the home.
Air quality will be ensured by the use of technological methods such as air ionizers as well as natural methods such as high uptake plants like mosses and tropical plant species.
Water purity will utilize technologies like "Britta" or charcoal filters as well as algae and sand purification.
The home will reduce energy squandering by utilizing compact fluorescents(yes I know this contradicts an earlier goal, but that’s one thing we have to figure out). That use allot less power to produce the same amount, and now, the same if not better quality of light. The use of common technologies such as Energy Star Products will also cut back on the homes consumption by an estimated(by me) %50-%75.
And lastly we come to my area of expertise,
now I know you guys wanted to hear a 50 page seminar about the wonders of bio products, but in the need to conserve time and finish this Blog I will keep it short.
Deforestation is a big problem in today’s world and something needs to be done, that is where bioproducts come to the rescue, they allow us to achieve the same result(say a beam with dimensions x*y*z) without using the worlds natural resources in a foolish manner(using young growth composites over old growth solid sawn). It is through the use of these materials that will accomplish the last of the 5 goals.
oh just as a foot note sorry about the lack of videos and pictures in this one I figured the information was more important and I ran out of time, I will add some later though, how does that sound? ^_^
Talk to Y'ins in a trifle... guvna?