Thursday, 11 September 2008

Green Living In A Green House

We are all aware of the need to lead a 'green lifestyle'. Our New Year's Resolutions post touched on the subject at the beginning of this year and 8 months on, the lobby in support of the idea seems to gaining ever more ground. Tabloid press articles and tv news items seem to remind us every day and this is not just in the UK but all around the world.

In a recent Internet news article there was an interesting feature on an Austrian company of architects (GRID) who have taken the idea of 'living green' to a new level with the building of an artificial grass house.

The Amalia House as it's known has a 'skin' made from artificial grass panels covering a frame of wood panels. Described as: "the first artificial grass camouflage building in Austria", the reasons behind the concept are quoted as being "to give tribute to the nature around her and maximise the interchange between inside and outside. Looking at the picture it certainly seems to blend into its surroundings.

Could it be the first of many more?

Time alone will tell but it's just another example of the impact that artificial grass is making around the world. Not so very long ago, architects and constructions companies would never have considered such an idea. However, to quote Bob Dylan, "the times they are a changin' " ....