When I think in sustainable living I thinking in the respectful and smart relationship we should have with our planet. ELEMENTAL is an idea that seeks to reaffirm our roots as human beings in order to project into the future. Fire, water, wind and earth are the symbolic elements that I use to organize the technical processes to deliver comfortable and convenient living with deep respect of nature. Ancient building techniques as bareque (a mix of soil and cane), green roofs, spiral planting, recycling of rain and sewage water are some of the processes I´m planning to incorporate into my proposal combined with futuristic technologies such as solar panels, wind power, and some other futuristic technology.
As long for the possible locations of the scene I´ve thought in a cold environment or probably a tropical climate. In any of the cases the adaptation of the construction materials to the environment in which they are located will be the key factor.
This is a diagram to clarify the idea: