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building with straw bales in a continent
is equivalent to
building iglus with bales of ice in the Antarctic,

100% sustainable.

1st straw bale house in two levesl - CHILE

Sustainable projects - CHILE
Straw bale buildings

(1996 - 2000)  

1ra casa de dos pisos construida con fardos de paja - CHILE Construccion con Fardos de paja - Chile casa de 2 pisos con fardos de paja Paisaje chileno - Lo Miranda Construccion con fardos Fardos de paja sustentabilidad vista interior y colores que luego se pierden con el estuco Vista Sur construccion sustentable casa con fardos de paja straw bale construction

Industrial warehouses - High Risk materials

soluciones aceptables

Built under Chilean and International standards

fardos de paja de trigo sustentabilidad es un eden universidades retoman construccion solar sistemas sustentables energia solar energia aeolica sistema aguas lluvias drenaje de aguas lluvias uso de aguas techo construccion sustentable

Queensland Projects - Australia  
Land Development - Project Management
2002 - 2016

aislacion termica

(-)Brisbane City  

(1) Karawatha: building, car park and gardening  

(2) Collin Newton's House - Straw bale house - Sustainable project


  (1)  aislacion electrica (2)  proteccion contra vectores   straw-bale-arts

Land Development at:
Wade Consulting, Bowden Group Australia, Brisbane City Council and Private

Paradise Heights - Ipswich
Pimpama Rivers - Gold Coast
Bunker Road - Brisbane
Blunder Road - Brisbane
Windle Road - Ipswich
360 Benhiam Street -
Marinas Raby Bay - Cleveland
Maleny Stages 4 - 5 - 6- 7
Car Park Chanel 9
Adrossan Road Shops
Sumners Road

Manuel y Doris Ortega

Land Development various projects

aislacion acustica aislacion acustica land development Raby Bay land developmenr McPhail Rd land development Maleny land development Maleny Stage4 to 7




Sustainable Project
"Design & Construction of a Sustainable Building
with structural and emergency specifications,
to fulfil the needs of humankind to live in high risk environments"

© Manuel Ortega Farfan
    DRAFT
Introduction

Our Universe is:
an ecological sustainable environment,
perfectly balanced as Eden,
an eternal paradise,
such that allow life to exist.

We have been learning for centuries, doing research and testing our findings, to understand the structure and energy transformations of the universe; which includes earth, human life, biodiversity and ecosystems. However, to be able to understand and manage those, it is a long way ahead still to come.

A risk that we cannot predict or plan, with due anticipation, is called "an unforeseeable risk" (earthquakes, climate change, incidents, catastrophic illnesses, volcano eruptions, fires...)

Though technology becomes an important factor and support for our dreams and ideas as steps to human progress, the unforeseeable drive us to something that we cannot see with our senses; but is a form of energy that makes us think "that everything is possible, if we want to", a good definition of faith.

Sustainability may be the answer to manage the unforeseeable risks; however the fact that we are speeding to achieve "money oriented" instead of "performance oriented" make us displace the good ideas; leaving just the profitable ideas available to be completed.

Money oriented is focus in profits as "amount of money".

Performance oriented is focus in profits as "quality of life, peace and happiness"

Building sustainable houses, since 1997, with a sustainable design, sustainable materials, like straw bales, and equipped with sustainable and renewable energy devices, was a great challenge to the uncertain, motivation to creativity and performance.

New and not regulated by standards or law, but just by passion, intellect and creativity of a sustainable idea, we worked with efficiency, integrity and diligence starting research and building prototypes of unique, distinctive, well sustainable design and constructed with materials such, that helps to keep our environment as Eden.

The houses built has been able to survive not only the several 6 to 8.9 grades earthquakes (Richter scale), strong winds, storms, humid and acid coastal weather, even internal self extinguished fires, but also, will preserve the environment and allow life with no fear, in those risky areas for at least 100 years.

The main goal of our future generations will be relaxed and directed to improve their lives at home, work, social and sports with no worries about accommodation.

...they will have an easy way to refurbish during life time and recycle the remains at the end of the life-cycle...

...a plethora of beautiful and happy memories.

...while building sustainable is an addition to sustainable life, a "good quality of life, in peace and happiness"



Sustainable living in high risk environments

... being innovative, means:

thinking with "Passion - Intellect - Creativeness"; and doing with "Efficiency - Integrity and Diligence"
sustainable living in high risk areas
Sustainable living in high risk areas - ... CREATIVITY since the beginning of times



Sustainable living in high risk areas - ... our body was DESIGN sustainable and CREATED from sustainable materials - mad and clay



Sustainable living in high risk areas - ... fashion DESIGN sustainable shadows with sustainable materials



Sustainable living in high risk areas - ... some sustainable ideas started when building's goals were different - the "ultimate user" LOVE them



Sustainable living in high risk areas - ... sustainable roads, streets and infrastructure - always room for IMPROVEMENT



Sustainable living in high risk areas - ... our Cities normally grow up in the spot where the first settlement took place;
nowadays, the design of them start from a SUSTAINABLE point of view



"a project of excellence has: a happy ending, a sustainable environment (Eden), a client satisfied (family), and a motivated and happy working team"