What Happened to Healthy Cheap Homes for Everyone?: Challenges of the Natural Building Movement at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Kolakowski, Marcin (2018) What Happened to Healthy Cheap Homes for Everyone?: Challenges of the Natural Building Movement at the Beginning of the 21st Century. In: Object-Architecture-Environment: The Problems of Sustainable design. Wydział Architektury Politechniki Gdańskiej, Gdansk, pp. 19-30. ISBN 978-83-64333-25-5

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Abstract

The natural building movement has been developing techniques and practices that meet the aspirations of contemporary architecture which seeks sustainable, socially relevant „3R‟ (Reuse –Reduce – Recycle) ways of
building. The movement has been promising a revolution and healthy cheap homes for everyone. This begs the
question: Why is the movement still so marginal? Why is it not more influential? This paper attempts to map
problems that the movement faces by identifying potential challenges and analysing critical comments, statements
and narratives from the people involved in this movement. Selecting only critical narratives is intended to
form an invitation to discuss ways the natural building movement could promote its valuable ideas and techniques
in a more effective way.

Keywords:natural building movement, sustainable architecture, 3R Reuse –Reduce – Recycle, critical narratives
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K130 Architectural Technology
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K190 Architecture not elsewhere classified
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:33120
Deposited On:10 Sep 2018 14:40

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