Then came Al Gore’s documentary - An Inconvenient Truth - drawing a broader perspective on the issue of climate change and warning of the dire consequences if we don’t stand up, and do something now. At the time, I spoke to a few architects to try and build an idea of their thoughts and feelings on the issue of green solutions in architecture. In the end, the building industry is guilty of shifting millions of tonnes of earth around the globe, the consumption of huge volumes of water, and the release of carbon dioxide and other poisonous gases into the atmosphere. And, architects are the visionaries dictating the design of buildings, and developing entire cities around the clock around the globe. But, when it came to understanding sustainability everyone was as confused as I was. Finally, I was convinced of all the challenges we face addressing environmental responsibility was going to be the hardest to achieve. Individual and business activities, the trends of a society built on a consumption-oriented lifestyle, a disregarding corporate culture, a lack of focus on the long term, and a lack of awareness, and unwillingness to understand inhibit our ability to impact change. Nevertheless, I decided to go on a personal journey of discovery. Soon, I understood the profound connections ancient civilisations had with nature, as expressed by the way they built their houses, organised their grid cities, and lived a harmonious life. I instinctively new I must continue to dig deeper to unravel the ingenious solutions the ancient world employed to live in harmony with nature. Thus, to make The Neural House a fantastic story telling, an exact account and a compelling narrative, I use a wealth of resources like inspiring architecture, photography, film as well as taking a contemporary look at inspiring solutions to today’s challenges, and drawing parallels with recent history.