One good question

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One good question

Postby CM00 » Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:09 am

I was wondering if someone could point me in the direction of a very early sustainable building, i.e including solar cells, natural ventilation etc. Having difficulty finding a good example of the type. Cheers.
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Re: One good question

Postby sw101 » Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:23 pm

what's very early?
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Re: One good question

Postby CM00 » Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:43 pm

An example that first saw sustainable practices being used as a viable alternative, rather than a showpiece. I would imagine the early to mid nineties is when the first of these buildings began to appear, but I stand to be corrected on that.
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Re: One good question

Postby Roger Evans » Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:56 pm

Well before sustainability was used in this context ~ do a google for Hassan Fathy & Gourna Housing project Egypt
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Re: One good question

Postby CM00 » Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:31 pm

Thanks Roger, that proved quite helpful. It was interesting too, might give his book a go.
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