Narrow houses and Tiny Houses

As I have mentioned previously humans have legs and are meant to be mobile, such mobility provides us with advantages over plants which are anchored to the ground. In the daily challenge posts, I indicated that maybe cities should be designed to allow 60% of the...

Daily Challenge Day 67

Was going to write more about the breakdown of knowledge into hierarchies, but got involved investigating the structural properties of wood, in particular Canadian Redwood which isn’t otherwise mentioned in the Australian Timber Structures code AS1720. Seems to...

Daily Challenge Day 66

“Jack of all trades, master of none” Whilst the above phrase is typically taken negatively, an alternative view would be to consider that the “jack of all trades” is capable of recognising the false master. In the modern world it keeps becoming...

Daily Challenge Day 65

Todays reading on the London Grenfell Tower fire: Australia’s use of cladding to be investigated by Senate committee following Grenfell fire Many are complaining that “green targets” are to blame for the Grenfell fire. They’re wrong. I was...

Daily Challenge Day 64

So since the fire in London, been reading a few different articles on the matter. Also here in Australia, the TV news interviewed some representative of Engineers Australia who touted the view we should get our plans certified by a certified fire engineer. As may...

Daily Challenge Day 63

Should have been posted yesterday [17/06/2017], but didn’t happen due to computer problems. Started yesterday by writing a post on Blogger. Then I was going to make modifications to the website, then decided I would experiment with some changes on the local...