Brainstorming for a Beautiful Planet: 2nd edition
As indicated by its title, this book shall initiate a brainstorm to rescue our planet. Some of the ideas and designs, especially those presented in chapters 3, 5 & 6, will face a lot of criticism, as they go against conventional thinking, and require a breach in one’s comfort zone. However, this is exactly what is currently needed.
I argue for a reset of our built environment, which I believe is essential for preserving the Earth. This reset could be accomplished by physically elevating infrastructure and buildings to create sustainable communities with “green” building systems, in which human activities take place above the ground with minimal interference with nature. My book’s purpose is to generate discussion and debate on this subject.
Chapters 1, 2 & 4 introduce the Flexsola™ and Honeycomb modular systems, and their application to adaptable, affordable, and accessible housing. Chapters 3 & 5 describe the concepts of elevated urbanism for Flexsola City and Honeycomb City. And finally, in Chapter 6, I propose honeycomb modules to be used for human extraterrestrial habitation, which I also believe is crucial for preserving the Earth.