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Rethinking budget

In departing from the modern sense of home
construction, compilation of a budget for this
prototype inherently opens the debate surrounding
decision-making and green architecture.  It is
widely acknowledged that life-cycle costing
methods would provide more favor to
conscientious home designs by including energy
cost savings and, more abstractly, accounting for
reduction or elimination of externality costs.  
However, this falls short of recognizing the
compound and continuous value of sustainable
housing as an interweave of systems, and it still
places too much value on benefits received today
as opposed to tomorrow or hundred years from
now. By rejecting the tendency towards immediacy
and, likewise, first cost dependency, a true
representation of sustainable value can be
achieved by explicitly recognizing the adaptive,
renewal, cooperative, evolutionary, and longevity
characteristics of the home.  This design explores
the concepts in that debate by including all five
traits.
Detail by Konstantin Kirsch
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South Elevation
Orientation Matches Tree Line Succession
FAB TREE HAB
Local Biota Living Graft Structure