Easy to Transport Emergency Shelter

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The design firm Designnobis of Turkey has recently come up with a unique concept for a pop-up shelter, which would be easy to transport and assemble. The shelter is called Tentative and has a fiberglass roof and floor with weather-resistant fabric walls that resemble those of a tent. (more…)

By |September 15th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Community Center Built of Recycled Materials

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It’s always nice to see structures being built out of recycled materials, especially when it comes to buildings which can help spread the awareness and positive benefits of doing so. Such is certainly the case with the recently completed Re-ainbow community center designed by the Vietnamese firm H&P Architects. (more…)

By |September 11th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Tiny House That’s Actually a Mobile Classroom and Community Center

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There have been a lot of tiny houses popping up lately, but this one is not actually a home. Zee Kesler of Vancouver, BC built her tiny house as a tiny community center, classroom, or artists residency. It is fully mobile, so it can be moved around on a whim.

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By |September 9th, 2015|Green Building|1 Comment

Shipping Container Used to Build a Skyscraper

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The international firm Ganti and Associates Design has proposed a skyscraper to be built out of repurposed shipping containers. This skyscraper would be erected in the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India. While building large structure such as this out of used shipping containers is certainly very sustainable, there is always the question of how to make them structurally sound and how to prevent excessive heat gain to consider.

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By |September 4th, 2015|Container Design|3 Comments

Flatpack Emergency Shelters Can be Assembled in Mere Hours

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With the number of refugees displaced by war or natural disasters increasing it’s always nice to see temporary housing solutions, which can offer them safe and more comfortable living conditions, as well as restore some dignity. The Hush2 shelter recently developed by Extremis Technology is lightweight, affordable and can be assembled very quickly. (more…)

By |September 1st, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Innovative Tree-Like Homes

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The architecture firm OAS1S from Holland has come up with a unique proposal for a community of small houses, which would be built to resemble trees. The dwellings would all be made from recycled wood, and would function completely off-the-grid. These homes would be called “treescrapers” and the designers envision that once they are built, it would be like walking through a forest in the middle of an urban area.

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By |August 28th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments