Urban Vertical Gardening - Awesome and Beautiful. Let’s make some green buildings.
Speaking of awesome nature-imitating structures like the Nautilus…may I present Earthships in Taos, NM!
Energy bill = $100. Roughly. For a year. Of course to build one is expensive, but they do Earthships internationally as community development and disaster relief programs as well for the eco-minded wealthy. Made of natural and recycled materials to create an almost self-sustaining structure.
Link to Garbage Warrior: http://documentaryheaven.com/garbage-warrior/, the documentary about Michael Reynolds, the innovator behind Earthships.
Ecological Bottle House, near the Iguazu Falls, Misiones, Argentina.
Alfredo Santa Cruz and his family built this house and matching play house out of used plastic bottles, Tetra Packs and CD cases. They used 1200 PET plastic bottles for the walls, 1300 milk and wine Tetra Pack boxes for the roof, 140 CD cases for the doors and windows, plus 320 PET bottles for the furniture.