Earth

It has been a while.

Random (Information) Access Memory?

Since the last time that I blogged, my mind has been in many different places and subjects.

I think I’m the kind of person who likes to talk and learn subjects not related to computer science, and that’s exactly where the journey begins.

Jaguars

I found an amazing project in Brazil wich the objective is to protect wildlife. https://www.jaguar.org.br/ and after watching some of their videos, I started to think more about our environment's relationship with our cities. For some reason, I start to look at the city with other eyes. What leads me to the next place where my mind has been.

Sustainable architecture

According to Wikipedia: “Sustainable architecture is an architecture that seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, development space and the ecosystem at large. Sustainable architecture uses a conscious approach to energy and ecological conservation in the design of the built environment.”

And I spend some weeks reading about sustainable architecture projects. It’s a vital subject, but we still don’t have so many buildings and not even a city that really embraces this idea. So I decided to call one biologist friend based in the south of Brazil to see a biologist's perspective when it comes to architecture. I decided to contact my architects' friends to talk about it; what a mess. To be short, my biologist friend want’s to destroy all the cities and reforest all the soil. My architect friend thinks that our cities are okay and believes that just some decoration flowers are sustainable architecture. I don’t think they truly understand that the cities will not be erased, the damage was done, and we need to think about the future. Don’t would be incredible if we could live in a green city? Cities designed to reduce our impact on the environment? — The funniest thing — both of them answered “Yes” to these questions.

This video is short but gives us very brief about sustainable architecture.

And some of the projects that, for an unknown reason, catches my eyes:

A short video about Milan Vertical Forest.

Milan Vertical Forest
Milan Vertical Forest

BIQ: the Algae-Powered Building in Germany: video and article.

BIQ

I will tell you the sequence of this journey in the next blog post.

Post soundtrack:

f.s. blumm & nils frahm — tag eins tag zwei / 2016 / full album

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