Eco Domus Expo @ Gropius Granary: 2023-2024 Project in process
This is our program which we will implement at the site of the Gropius Granary in Poland starting 2023:
1. – to initiate an accessible forum, which would act as an exchange platform dedicated to practical and theoretical research of eco, modular and economically balanced architecture focused on the idea of an autonomous, independent and self-sustaining co-live/work shelter and habitat reconsidering rural, urban and natural lanscapes…
2. – to invite into co-operative process diverse body of international partners including educational and cultural institutions, architectural organizations, eco-friendly design-built studios, research centers, eco-industry / eco-media including professionals, students, entrepreneurs, innovators and other eco-home practitioners and theoreticians, insiders and outsiders.
3. – to create an evolving library / reading room collection related to important individual contributors on the subject such as Bucky Fuller, Charlotte Perriand, Marie Meloney, Robert Owen, Walter Gropius, Renzo Piano/RPBW, Rural Studio, Shigeru Ban Studio, Maya Lin Studio, and many Others.
4. – to sustain diverse, multidisciplinary out-reach / exchange program concerned with an autonomous, independent and self-sustaining shelter and habitat considering conservation, preservation, pluralism, adaptive reuse and co-op environments.
5. – to cultivate an evolving series of cost-effective (p)articipatory meetings regarding design practice essentials involving Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, First Things First Manifesto, History of Housing Exhibitions, The Woman’s Building and Others…
6. – to develop democratic ( accessible and co-operative ) realization process for Eco Domus Expo at the Gropius Grainary.
7. – to form an evolving eco village of small architecture at the Gropius Granary, reimagining the idea and the context of historical national pavilion.
8. – to propose cost-effective exhibition alternatives: from suitcase dioramas, outdoor architectural panels, miniature models to full scale self-sustainable pavilions ( 3m x 3m x 3m ) and experimental structures and shelters.
Re: eco home / shelter
Solar-powered: use energy harnessed from sunlight to generate the electricity / solar options for heating water.
Passive: energy efficient, thanks to airtight construction, energy efficient appliances, superior insulation and windows, and the way the home is oriented on the building site.
Tiny home: Tiny homes are eco-friendly because they’re efficient They require few building materials, and very little energy to power. Plus, their space constraints naturally reduce homeowner consumption.
Green roofs: Green roofs provide eco benefits in a few ways. For one, they help insulate a home, preventing energy loss. They also increase oxygen levels, and protect a roof from the elements, helping it last longer.
Eco heating systems: systems like geothermal heat or ductless mini splits are eco-friendly alternatives to traditional oil and gas heat.
Prefabricated / Modular: Prefab homes cut down on building material waste during construction, and eliminate some of the environmental impact of transporting materials to a build site.