EPISODE #4 Anders Nyquist – Sustainable Architecture

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In today’s Episode Alexander Prinsen interviews Anders Nyquist, Founder of EcoCycleDesign about Sustainable Architecture. Anders lives in Sweden and works globally on innovative projects.

His EcoCycleDesign  principles can be found here and related Project cases EcoCycleDesign

Close the loop: rethink waste water Tedx Bratislava of Anders Nyquist

2:00 Finding Sustainable Solutions for western designed Cities

2:12 Urbanization Africa – Need for 600 1 million cities in next 20 years

3:12 Finding solutions for City water Systems – Systems are breaking down
Case South Africa – Cape Town

3:20 City Planning Challenges – Food, interrelations and safe heavens for populations

4:00 City Oxygen levels
Content of oxygen in the atmosphere over large cities and respiratory problems

The oxygen crisis

4:20 Anders vision for future Cities – Ruralization vs Urbanization
40.000 people – 2by2 km – one story buildings = self-sufficient with water, energy and food – All services are on walking distance. Another standard of living

05:50 El Hierro – The Self Sustaining Island
More information here.

New type of University for Young People, automatisation of jobs
Increasing Need of Food, Shelter and Energy

07:00 Rumpan Eco-cycle Regenerative Village
Exists since 1985 – Based on Social Vision, Balance with Nature
Low Yearly cost – affordable for normal people

10:30 Blue Economy – No waste products –

14:05 How to transition towards sustainable Future?
Have a clear vision!

17:55 Social Vision on working class

19:45 Alice in Wonderland – Where should I go?

“Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don’t much care where.
The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.
Alice: …So long as I get somewhere.
The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you’re sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.”

21:00 changing difficult Challenge – Take your changes when they pass by
For example: Forest Gump – Life is like a box of Chocolate:

21:37 Projects by Anders Nyquist – System integration & EcoCycleDesign
Educate all in the project on the EcoCycleDesign principles on the location
Social Vision
Ecological Vision
Technical Vision using best available technology
Economic Vision

24:00 ZERI & Gunter Pauli

24:48 Life cycle cost – Construction vs running costs

27:30 Retrofitting building environment

30:15 Green Zone – The First Zero Waste Industrial Zone
Details about the Project:

Termite Ventilation – Natural Air Conditioning – Green Renaissance

35:00 Black and Grey Water

35:55 Laggarberg School in Timrå  & Living Filter

38:20 Systems thinking for Construction Companies

40:55 Learning from older generation building structures
Good Quality, good materials, function lifespan and good structures

42:00 New generation of flats – Nydala Social Living Ume
More info also via EcoCycleDesign

45:40 Refuges building own houses for integration

47:10 Tiny houses for young people

49:30 Waste Water leakages

51:40 Reference ideas
Find the good positive examples globally
Go back to real old society for inspiration
Making ice in the desert  & a Desert Fridge

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