While most of today’s eco-architects are mitigating the effects of climate change through well-established methods of Passivhaus design and sustainability, a few ‘Noahs’ have been building their own homes to adapt to the extreme weather conditions and high temperatures that are becoming more frequent. How did these pioneers develop their ideas, and what is the new thinking on home building for the Anthropocene era?

In modern times, environmentally conscious, sustainable settlement began in the UK in the 1980s with the Findhorn ecovillage in Moray, Scotland. Technology-driven Passivhaus designs ...


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