In this presentation Steve Bright will be outlining the basic principles of Earthship buildings, their pros and cons, and answering any questions that he can. Depending on interest, practical workshops may be held later.
Earthship buildings were developed over the last thirty years or so by American architect Mike Reynolds to reduce the costs of building new houses, the running costs and the ongoing environmental costs. He coined the phrase ‛biotecture’ for his ideas and designs for buildings that work in harmony with the Earth’s natural systems and used what he describes as ‛the new natural resource’ ‒ old car tires ‒ as the basic building block.
Steve Bright is an engineer by trade. In 2003 he built an Earthship with the Low Carbon Network (Brighton) and Mike and his team. At present he is helping a local person design, and hopefully later build, their own ‛Earthship-style’ building.
With Steve Bright at St Peter’s Hall, Beach Road,
Thursday 12 August, 7 – 9pm
Chill-Ed is a series of informal community-organised classes. To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Stacey Gasson on (04) 905 0560. Entry to all workshops is by koha/donation.