“Globally, the only substance people use more of than concrete, in total volume, is water.”
Concrete has been used for a very long time and has in many ways proven to be one of our most useful and durable building materials. The problem is that concrete requires a lot of energy to produce, resulting in a so called “high embodied energy”. By replacing concrete with local, natural materials where possible, we can both lower our ecological footprint and create a closer connection between building and site.
“Concrete isn’t evil; it’s just abused”
Asgeir has been visiting some allotment gardens in Gothenburg. The one’s that have small cottages are called Koloniträdgårdar. The oldest gardens here in Gothenburg are from the beginning of the 20th century. The idea was that it should be possible to enjoy nature in a summer cabin even within the city, especially if you lived in an apartment without a private garden.