Timothy Hewitt-Coleman wrote:
I am sure I could have built a better shelter for them. In fact I have a much better one planned, drawings and everything, but like with so much in my life, this is what I am able to do now, with the time and resource that I have. I console myself by saying it is a temporary solution. But I say this as I look around my study on the Sunday evening with all many of the temporary shelves, piles of books, heaps of tools un-carpeted floors and skew hung posters, which were all "temporary " solutions.
Timothy Hewitt-Coleman wrote:Len, The other thing is that if we build something to last the very first time we confront the challenge, we loose the opportunity to react to what we observe in its interaction with the ecosystem. We therefore loose out ability to adapt and improve our design So maybe there is a combination of temporary and permanent required. A gradation. Every time we modify out of observation we improve allowing the design to become more and more permanent. Maybe.