Publisher: Five House Publishing
Publication Date: August 20, 2018
Binding: Kobo eBook
THE DESIGN BRIEF: SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE –TURTLE HOUSE DESIGN WITHIN AN AZTEC CULTURAL CONTEXT.
Who should read this ebook?
This book is for design teachers and their gifted and talented students. Age: 13 to 16 years of age.
Subject: Design and Visual Communication (Sustainable Architecture). Secondary School.
The author discusses a solution to a design brief 'The Sustainable Turtle House.' He focuses on developing gifted and talented students skills. He discusses aspects like the development of creativity, innovation, critical thinking and much more.
You are a turtle living in Mexico (South America) during the age of the Aztec civilisation. You see the Aztecs travelling every day by boat (canoe) transporting vegetables, meat, etc. on their waterways. You and your turtle family live on the banks of the large lake and swim among the Aztecs daily. Remember the Aztecs build their city (Tenochtitlan) on stilts in the water. It is the year 1521...
Design a sustainable turtle house for you and your family. The structure has to house 4 x turtles in total, including your mom and dad (or caregivers). Use bio-mimetic principles to guide you (ask nature how). You have to think like a turtle. Draw on your experiences as a turtle and your research. However, you must design and construct it as a human being. In other words, 'think like a turtle and construct (design) like a human'.
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