WHAT IS THE ARKHAUS INITIATIVE?

A minimalist approach integrating old world craftsmanship with renewable 21st century technology.

Concentrating on sustainable low maintenance housing that provides clean energy and safe, secure shelter to its inhabitants.

Utilizing the icon of 20th Century Globalization as the core design element: The corrugated steel shipping container.




FOUNDING PRINCIPLES:

  • VITRUVIUS: FIRMITAS (DURABLE), UTILITAS (USEFUL), VENUSTAS (BEAUTIFUL)
  • JEFFERSON: LIFE, LIBERTY, & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
  • DARWIN: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

    "EARTH turns to GOLD in the hands of the wise" - Rumi

"When the great truth, accidentally revealed and experimentally confirmed is fully recognized, that this planet, with all its appalling immensity, is to electric currents virtually no more than a small metal ball and that by this fact many possibilities, each baffling imagination and of incalculable consequence, are rendered absolutely sure of accomplishment.

When the first plant is inaugurated and it is shown that a telegraphic message, almost as secret and non-interferable as a thought, can be transmitted to any terrestrial distance, the sound of the human voice, with all its intonations and inflections, faithfully and instantly reproduced at any other point of the globe, the energy of a waterfall made available for supplying light, heat or motive power, anywhere — on sea, or land, or high in the air — 

Humanity will be like an ant heap stirred up with a stick: See the excitement coming!" - Nikola Tesla