...masquerading as "sustainable architecture" is this, a $22 billion project in Dubai that will house 50,000 residents. Now do the math; $22 billion divided by a likely 15,000 residences is a cool $1.5 million per residence, which suggests that an amazing amount of effort (and carbon emissions) is going to be used to create this. Whatever it is, "carbon neutral" it ain't.
Now read further. It's going to "draw on the traditional architecture" of the Middle East--meaning that for a mere million plus per household, these people are going to have homes much like those that their poor great-grandparents had.
And environmentalists wonder why their ideas aren't exactly catching on among those of us who live on a budget.
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