Looking to Indigenous Cultures
Is it really possible to look it indigenous cultures as a way to become a more sustainable environment. It seems like it would be possible. The only concern that I would have about looking to indigenous cultures as a model would be: will it be possible to create new and interesting designs using materials such as adobe, cob, or bamboo. My initial point of view is that it is possible to create beautiful designs from these materials. The pictures many have seen in history books of adobe homes in the Arizona region are an example. The big question though is whether or not these materials can be used to create a home along the styles of the taste of todays culture.
I am not so certain that materials such as adobe, cob, or bamboo can be used to create a home up to the standards of today's society. Many ancient homes created using similar materials have been designed in a manner that makes them beautiful. On the downside many of these same homes could not be fashioned to include necessities of many of societies needs. Electricity might be a big one. I think the idea behind the groups presentation was a good one, but upon further examination Im not sure how well one could make it work. If houses made of these materials can be fashioned to include items included in modern homes today I believe this idea could work.