Greenwood: Blueprints for Utopia

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<ul><li> 1. Forest Fusion Blueprints for Greenwood, a low-cost, high value network of naturalist residential structures By Anand Madhu </li></ul> <p> 2. Brief: Greenwood, a network of Fukuokan dwellings for individuals Type of work: Pilot project (one UNIT) No. of residents: 90 (later expanded to 540) Area of work: 60516 m2 (15 acres) Further area needed later for expansion = 1854405 m2 Cost of building: 50 crores (.7 Million Euros) Positioning, Urban or rural? Rural Land requisitioned from: Farmland, as near to a river or lake as possible Critical scientific principle applied to this type of dwelling: Dwellings are designed to prevent depression/dementia 3. Summing it up A different type of building/structure is proposed A buildings + ecosystem (a systems approach) project It can have many profitable applications: Residential hotel/resort school area rehab center for people prone to depression and dementia 4. Inspired by Namba Parks, Osaka, Japan 5. Fundamental question Are extant dwelling designs best for mankind? 6. The Big Apple? More like the sad apple. According to a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research, New York is the saddest city in all of America Why increased sadness in New York? Because in NY, distance between the dwellings of humans is minimum! 7. According to research inter-dwelling distance should be maximized to reduce depression and dementia. This reduction is brought about by a change in patterns of thinking induced by the spreading out of dwellings. Are extant dwelling designs best for mankind? 8. Forest fusion in Greenwood Greenwood, the dwelling systems in which Inter-dwelling distance is maximized Qualitative aspects are artificial and Quantitative aspects are natural in order to increase IQ, reduce depression and dementia 9. Initial construction area 10. Calculations Area of circular matrix: 11876 Area of square agglomerate: 748764 Area of Pilot Project ABCD: 60516 K= 12 meters; ABCD = 15 acres 11. 12 meters 12 meters 12. Basic Management Principles applied Economy of scale principle: 90 houses are built together, to minimize costs. Economical, intelligent building practices Lean building, intelligent lifestyle practices emphasize: Small houses (most of the living is done outside in various common rooms and outdoors, and not in living rooms) Portacabin type houses (houses are built inside all- weather shipping containers (which is an increasingly accepted practice), thus minimizing labor requirements and cost) 13. Houses are elevated to avoid natures highly entropic workings 14. Common functions are served by mechanisms in the central tower (the trunk) 15. Raw materials/equipment required 90 Shipping containers 90 Small Air Conditioners, computers etc. 90x Solar panels 90 beds, tables etc. (manufactured in-house, in UNIT workshop) Workshop equipment (tools, lathes, shovels, saws, jackhammer, 3D printer etc.) One crane Instructing Experts (plumber, crane operator, carpenter, quality assurance guys, silvology etc.) Three river water pumps Wires and Pipes, Pipe racks Seeds, soil for planting Fast growing (bamboo etc.) Green manure (i.e. plants useful as fertilizer) Food seed (local varieties) Rocket trees (giant sequoia etc.) for constituting central tower Animals, fish, insects Coir rope Grating Weather-proof Iron alloy pillars and cantilevers Life-support systems and provisions for use during initial phase of project Sourcing Raw materials/equipment in the best way (Just-in-time sourcing, cheapest sources), is a significant managerial task 16. Modern scientific farming From MASANOBU FUKUOKAs THE NATURAL WAY OF FARMING The Theory and Practice of Green Philosophy 17. The best way: Fukuokan do nothing farming From MASANOBU FUKUOKAs THE NATURAL WAY OF FARMING The Theory and Practice of Green Philosophy 18. Is it possible? Yes: 30 years ago, Jadav Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in Assam to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site so he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acres of jungle that Jadav Payeng planted single-handedly. </p>