In the Yesterday Today lecture series, American architect Michael Reynolds discusses Earthship houses, which use recycled materials and sustainable energy technologies to create autonomous dwellings. The structure and systems of Earthships are integrated so that all materials have a secondary use, from the greywater system in bathrooms and kitchens to planter boxes in which edible produce is grown.
Michael Reynolds is principal of Earthship Biotecture, based in Taos, New Mexico.
Yesterday Today is a lecture series investigating architectural ideas of the 1970s and today in light of environmental concerns. It is presented in conjunction with the CCA exhibition 1973: Sorry, Out of Gas (2007). The exhibition featured Reynolds’ Earthship concept as well as the Spinach House (1979) and Turbine House (1982) projects.