On Wednesday 3rd June Kris Wilson came into our class and talked to our class about sustainable architecture, he said that it is about living and interacting with our environment in a way that can continue so we remain healthy and happy for the future. He taught us that when you build a house normally, you produce allot of waste, but when you do it sustainably then you don't produce as much waste. He said we should think about the location, like if you're way out in the country side then you would have to keep coming in an out of town to get groceries but it could be good if you are farming. When you build you should always use renewable sources like timber, or there is a really good kind called, Douglas Fir, it's good because it is dense and antibacterial. When you are planning a house you should find the spot where you get the most sunlight and put windows there to get natural light. Kris said that these days people are trying to have really big houses, but you should try to have a house big enough for you and your family, another really good idea is making a transportable home, which means it can be pulled apart in bits and then put back together in a differant location. Double glazing is sensible and an overhanging roof to block out the sun in really hot days. Solar panels are good for heating your water and your home. You can also make your walls thicker to fit extra insulation!
There are so many great ideas for living sustainably I am so going to try it!