New Green Houses. Just Add Water

Fab Tree Hab Exterior

A crew of architects/designers[/ninjas]AAfrom MIT have developed what they are calling ‘Fab Tree Hab’, a house that would grow from seed to sappling to green ninja abode [and in only 25 years!]. The design is intended to replace Habitat for Humanity, where houses for those in need could be grown on a regular basis, creating completely green/sustainable communities.

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example of the growth of the structure

Here is some info on the house:
1. Composed of 100% living nutrients
2. Makes effective contributions to the ecosystem
3. Accountable removal of human impacts
4. Circulate water & metabolic flows symbiotically
5. Achieves fitness with our earthen web of life

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section through house

While I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for one of these bad boys, much respect for the design team for coming up with a truly green housing solution. Humans are a part of nature; its only right that our architecture should be too.
Team Member, from MIT:
Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D.
Lara Greden, Ph.D.
Javier Arbana, SMArchS.

More info at archinode, inhabitat and vision.

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Posted: October 13th, 2006
at 2:24pm by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,design,fo' real?,green,too good to be true

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