Thursday, July 19, 2012
Why build shelters when it’s your homes job?
What one thinks it should be and what it is, is two different things. Here we are now, just as in pass, looking at our country and other countries crumbling from the inside outward! The infrastructures were never designed to endure for any real deration. Engineers and architects have been in a rut for centuries. In addition the leaders of our societies have never built their communities to co-existence with its environment. Did Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic or Renaissance architecture save the societies that created them? I dare say not. Their designs were faulty then and they are faulty now. And as it is today, their infrastructure came into ruin at the same time their economy faltered, leading ultimately to the fall of these societies. It also seems that a lot of the technology that was known to each is lost to the world for sometimes and then reemerges only to come to ruin again and again. Don’t you feel that this vicious cycle needs to stop!
It is time to rethink the world we construct around ourselves! To learn to “build to flow with nature and not to resist it” so we can co-exist with nature this time around. As it is, every building constructed today is built to resist nature. What advantage has arisen from building to RESIST NATURE? Just war and conflict with nature has come of this and at the expense of everyone and everything.
Now think of structures that collect and stores power and water harnessed naturally from the environment around it. Or even that when a storm is headed directly at your community, storm warnings were a thing of the past. Instead a storm was looked upon as an asset to the community, for it would bring life and not death, through the harnessing of the nature energy stored in a storm as well as water that may come with it. Homes and business would withstand nature’s fury better by allowing a natural disaster to flow around, under or through the structure and or community. The outcome of building to resistance against natural disasters coupled with the ill use of our natural resources to build said structures and communities has always been the same for 1000s of years. It has always led to collapsing of economies, the destruction of the community, diseases & contamination to the environment and the people, and then ultimately the death of these civilizations.
We can no longer ignore the truth of the matter when considering a square building to a round or curved building and their survival rating before, during and after a nature disaster. Or the heavy toll nature and human alike must pay for these failures. We have seen many advances everywhere else in our world. Yet they still allow square trailer homes to be built in tornado alley! Please raze your voice and be heard in your community and educate other on how they can “Build to flow with nature and not to resist it” by taking into account the “Natural disaster environmental history or your region”!