So check it out. If I was going into architecture (excuse me, biotecture) I would do it in a heartbeat.
I guess this is just an expansion on Jess's post, but seriously, this stuff is the shit
I just got done watching Garbage Warrior, and I am overcome by the fact that it took him three years just to get American congress to allow him to build on his own paid for ten acre plot new and potentially sustainable ideas. Michael Reynolds is kooky, and pretty certain that he's been on acid trips more than once, but he seems insanely intelligent, and has some really good ideas, that would cut out the need for heat in hotter areas (he works mainly in New Mexico, but it still works in the -30 degree winters so I think we should be able to use it) and how to get water without wells in places that get adequete rainfall (umbrella houses :D) as well as earthquake resistant (he worked with 8.9 calliber earthquake in mind) He works with almost completely recycled products, and uses solar and wind power to make up for the losses. So perhaps since he is already battling there, we should consider at least starting in New Mexico if we have trouble on the legislation front. If not, then it is Definately something to look into.