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Prof. Dr. Pintsch, Dr.tech.(h.c.), M.Arch., M.Civ.Eng., MBA


As long as the billions strong and naturally produced two-legged species exists,
it will require for the fulfillment of its basic functions necessary housing.
which is dependent upon climate and environment.
Since the human being in essence is the Subject as well as Object, the housing,
technical infra-structure, Ambience and Interiors are subject to continuous change.
The scope of change is indifferent and unclear.
Aaron Pinske


In the times of booming information technology and nano-technology, the bio-medical possibilities of cloning, the manipulation of genetic materials and the networking of neuronal networks with artificial intelligence, the knowledge appears to be the art of overcoming the present only. t the fact is that the distance between practice and theory is increasing and the (apparent) knowledge is actually a higher level of dis-knowledge!

Independent experiments on location in a distinct surrounding with their own micro-climate are helpful!

Experiments on a larger scale limit the diversity and are only justified with the involvement of the industry.
Of course one lives in houses.

It is only the wrongly understood architecture, designers unaware of reality and constructors from another world, because they belong to totally different economic spheres, which serves the destruction of the environment and resources.

Although we live gladly in the thrilling atmosphere of the urban world, we would like at the same time to enjoy the rural lifestyle.

If there were all the assumed benefits of urban life available in the village, one could save the migration from the rural areas to the urban areas.

Answers available instead of more difficult options are for example the ever increasing Disney-Worlds, which move into a phantasy world and lead to an increase in the gross domestic product through income generating measures: centre park, amusement park, life like aristocrats, luxury for all, 7-star luxury, etc. But there is always the connection between the building and the inner usage. Closet, Table, Bed, Chairs are fixed values. But this is valid for the classical way of living…

In another article, we have already referred to changes, which revolve around the growth of cities (High rise buildings, see TechnoBiz...).

Similarly in still another article, we have focused upon the constructions (polycristalline and biomolecular structures, see TechnoBiz...), without however referring to examples in the nature.

The usage of caves is of course not something new to the world.

Of course, newly developed structures offer “possibilities of accommodation“.

But how does a construction fully conform to the nature look like?

Must we think here about the romantic tree houses or is there not a more interesting combination of different organic and inorganic materials?

Construction biology and Bionics, the younger generation uses the term Construction Botanics, are the terms, which show us the way towards offering structures to the population, which are durable in certain climates and resistant to wind and water!

Knowledge of our fore-fathers is to be collected and experiments carried out in the current situation, because their type of housing is more susceptible to floods, insects, microbes etc.; Relationships between the humans and organic and inorganic materials is to be established and experimented upon.

Resistant plants in different climates are to be determined, their enemies and beneficiaries, as also the short and long-term variations in the temperatures.

On one side, the new possibilities appear to point to the heaven of opportunities, on the other hand it is important to undertake sufficient experimentation at most number of locations and -counter to the digital trend- if possible, independently and without the network of research institutes!

Courageous, small experiments are to be carried out, on location and with independent NGO's - water movement from Himalaya combined with floods towards the sea side, require examples like the mangroves in east and west Bengal.

Example could be steel pipe systems anchored into the ground and equipped with plants.

The plants provide for the walls and the roofs, the pipe structure gives hold in normal times and protection in case of catastrophe while allowing water to pass through in case of flood.

Those who know the situation in humid-hot climate, would gladly do without the solid walls.

The concrete platforms are a good basis for the survival of the residents.

The housing constructed on them may not be understood as Slums, as also the Bio-Architecture may not be seen as eccentric showpiece of some phantasy!

The question "Why“ should show us the path: The “Nature“ has developed itself over a long period and produced diversity; the Technology, as part of "culture" and in conjunction with the shortsighted economic concepts, is the main reason for problem deferment!

As a rule, construction is understood as a technical and controllable process. Bauen wird in der Regel als technischer Prozess und beherrschbarer Prozess verstanden. This is correct and false at the same time; correct from a short-term standpoint and wrong from a long-term standpoint.

Standardized materials and construction processes as carefully considered elements of the environmental wavelength are taken into account and can be measured in the meanwhile through instruments.

The measurements are helpful in the beginning but appear short-sighted in the long run,- new discoveries are disturbing, although there was a time, when they were one well recognized and well considered.

The minimal changes, the affects on humans and the environment remain ignored due to short-sighted economic reasons on one hand and the unintentional hard points of view on the other hand.

The changes and influences are neither recorded nor considered due to short-sighted approach (Example: Health risk in the use of asbestos cement, Example: long term technical and health damage in the use of certain insulation materials, to be seen in the context of energy conservation in air-conditioners).

We can develop wonderful models, which actually work in reality in the beginning.

We develop the opinion that the knowledge from these models can lead to security for the environment and the users.

This proves itself to be a mistake in a medium to long-term consideration, as we strive to prove in the following models.

Missing knowledge and the knowledge gained from this deficient knowledge are the sources of this erroneous development, so that we are not dealing with something statistical, rather with dynamic processes, in which the sub-systems have their own dynamics.

Summary

In the times of booming information technology and nano-technology, the bio-medical possibilities of cloning, the manipulation of genetic materials and the networking of neuronal networks with artificial intelligence, the knowledge appears to be the art of overcoming the present only.

But the fact is that the distance between practice and theory is increasing and the (apparent) knowledge is actually a higher level of dis-knowledge!

Independent experiments on location in a distinct surrounding with their own micro-climate are helpful!

Experiments on a larger scale limit the diversity and are only justified with the involvement of the industry.

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