SolArk has over 20 years of expertise in solid wood and organic building materials (based on renewable resources) and offers consultancy expertise in material use, constructions and energy efficiency.
SOLARK has CENTRAL APPROVAL within:
- Responsible applicant for buildings TK2
- Responsible design for buildings TK2
- Responsible controller for the construction of buildings TK2 Through work in both architecture and production / engineering in the solid wood industry, SolArk has acquired a deep understanding of functional, energy-efficient, aesthetic buildings, also with regard to rational and prefabricated buildings.
SolArks premises during the design process:
- area efficiency
- energy efficiency – energy consumption today and in the future
- health and well-being
- construction time and amount of construction waste
- quality and construction
- environmentally friendly and economical management, operation and maintenance
SolArk has during both his time in the solid wood industry and research worked with building management for various projects and the need for a rational and functional operation of the construction process
SolArk performs both energy calculations based on TEK as well as LCA (life cycle analysis) in collaboration with an expert within LCA. Through the internal design process including energy calculations and material choices, the way to an optimal design solutions is short and within one hand.
Through the work at the University of Applied Sciences of Lübeck (Germany) in connection with the research project “Building with renewable resources” and through innovative work for solid wood producers in both Austria and Norway, SolArk has acquired a thorough knowledge of research – both administrative and strategic and within testing phase.
SolArk has through the work at the University of Applied Sciences of Lübeck (Germany) as an associate professor of sustainable architecture for undergraduate students and his background in German defense forces as a reserve officer has built up thorough knowledge and experience in teaching for adult people. Since 2013 Carsten is also working as an associate professor at the University of Southeastern Norway, teaching BSc students in building conctruction, building design, project management, building fysics and Interdisiplinary Project Work.
SolArk has through the permaculture design course and an extensive internship at “The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia” acquired both title and knowledge as a permaculture designer with the following content:
- urban development (“urban design” -> transition town movement)
- education (teachers training)
- project management
SolArk offers advice withing permaculture design.
Bill Mollison layed the foundation for the permaculture movement – with his work “A designers Manual”. That is why SolArk chose to learn about permaculture in the “homeland” of Bill Mollison and where permaculture was “developed”: Australia. Climate- and environmental changes had an explicity impact to Australia – earlier than in other parts of the world (stratospheric ozone depletion, droughts and floodings, death of coral reefs, loss of enormous agriculture areas,…). That is why many Australiens are more aware and open for alternative ways of thinking and living.
WHAT IS PERMACULTURE
Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and noneeds in a sustainable way. Without permanent agriculture there is no possibility of a stable social order.
Permaculture design is a system of assembling conceptual, material and strategic components in a pattern which functions to benefit life in all its forms. The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against, nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions, rather than asking only one yield of them; and allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions.
Bruce Charles ‘Bill’ Mollison (born 1928 in Tasmania, Australia) is a researcher, author, scientist, teacher and naturalist. He is considered to be the ‘father of “PERMACULTURE”, an integrated system of design, co-developed with David Holgren, that encompasses not only agriculture, horticulture, architecture and ecology, but also economic systems, land access strategies and legal systems for businesses and communities. In 1978, Mollison founded The Permaculture Institute in Tasmania.