Comments on: ModCell : BaleHaus Straw Bale Construction Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:45:57 +0000 hourly 1 By: Lance Kairl Sat, 23 Feb 2008 22:38:38 +0000 Less than 10% of homes are individually designed, thus we need to build into a product some defined Green benifits, without excessive costs to the end user.
At BaleHaus we hope the dimensions of the bale get priority over most other aspects of the construction ( the big issue with individually designed one off projects relating to end cost). Row houses are here to stay, high density living, True Green Row housing hardly started.

regards Lance Kairl
|South Australia.

By: orangemenace Wed, 12 Dec 2007 06:27:36 +0000 You know, I’m not sure I agree. I think that mass production is great – it can reduce costs, it can simplify the work so as to cause less mistakes, and make the job more accessible to a larger workforce, there are the green/sustainable aspects of building in a controlled environment where there is little waste – etc etc

I think the problem is more with sustainable design itself, as you said – ‘green’ design isn’t an architectural style, it’s just what SHOULD BE done [which is a more and more popular/common view]. But until that’s widely excepted, and we stop acknowledging all this kind-of-crappy projects just for being green, its going to continue to be this way.

By: Mark Anthony Wed, 12 Dec 2007 01:53:39 +0000 architecture mass production = disaster.
over the summer at grassroots in DC the AIAS national past-president Jonathan Bahe, said, “I would argue that there is no such thing as green design, just good design.” I agree with that. Architects are always thinking about what construction methods are going to make a green project and although that is important they neglect the basics. What is the sun doing with light, or heat, or what have you? Developments and site planning like this cannot deal with basic issues affectivly. A row of houses is simple, but most not effecient I’m sure.

the Balehaus project should probably be renamed to project (wannabe) trendy.

although, I repsect the exploded axon.

besides mass producing anything turns something that was architecture into a building.