Observe and document oppositions and their possible solutions
I live in an area where oppositions are present and obvious everywhere. The only hard part is to pick the one most important to tackle. Since the dreaded winter is soon approaching I found it appropriate to start my focus on that opposition. According to our lectures that is #3 of our oppositions, but I see it as #1. I have serious issues with cabin fever and without the Sun, grass, and trees I deal with alot of depression. The way I feel that I could solve this problem other than medication or expensive travel is to create a space that feels like summer. That is why I suggest that we as designers find a way to incorporate greenhouses into our Architecture. Creating indoor/ outdoor spaces would give people like me an escape from the closed in spaces we seem to confine ourselves on a regular basis. The lecture told us of how the mosques had a natural air conditioning unit and people later made unnatural air conditioning because of it. We could use the same ideas of building a sustainable indoor/outdoor building from the ideas of the smaller greenhouse. When the sun hits the window we could somehow trap the light and heat and regenerate it on a cloudy day. I checked on the internet to find something related and saw a glimmer of hope from a guy named Roald Gunderson. He has a Solar greenhouse in Minnesota that is 1800 square feet and does not have a furnace in it. He has grown healthy tomatoes since 1992 and temperatures outside the greenhouse have reached 50 degrees below zero. I realy believe that a greenhouse mall or a greenhouse hotel are going to happen in the near future, but I am just trying to get the word out.