People Meeting Dome is a Deconstructed Geodesic Structure Made from Timber Danish architects Kristoffer Tejlgaard and Benny Jepsen have set out to create a site-specific piece of architecture that reinvestigates the future of housing and boy, did they succeed! Their deconstructed dome, a meeting place and the exhibition tent for the Danish National Association for Social Housing, is an exploded version of a dome that can be shaped according to its surroundings. Engaging surfaces and niches created by splitting the original form seem to reveal the true beauty of the dome’s anatomy. The project was commissioned by BL, Denmark Public Housing, for this year’s People Meeting held on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, a manifestation dedicated to generating debate on the future of housing. The Meeting Dome had a dual role within this context – besides providing an attractive physical space for the debate, the project itself is a comment on it.
Building with Shipping Containers In this section we will cover the major aspects of building with shipping containers. We will go over the steps you need to complete before you actually begin to build your house, garage etc. 1. Search for a place to buy new or used containers. Use the Internet and the local classifieds to accomplish this.
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Building with Shipping Containers by Kelly Hart An idea whose time seems to have arrived is the use of stockpiled shipping containers as modular units for building homes. Because of the balance of trade in the United States, these hefty steel boxes are piling up in ports around the country and posing a storage problem. Several architects and builders are taking advantage of this surplus to recycle the containers. According to David Cross of www.sgblocks.com, "a container has 8000 lbs of steel which takes 8000 kwh of energy to melt down and make new beams etc...
10 DIY Projects on Designrulz for November15, America Recycles Day Home » Best Of » 10 DIY Projects on Designrulz for November15, America Recycles Day America Recycles Day (ARD), November 15, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products. On November 15 each year, millions of people become better informed about the importance of daily recycling and buying recycled products. One day to educate and motivate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Amazing Expanding House Pops Out of Single Trailer © Mehdi Hidari Badie Back in the dawn of the shipping containers as housing era, nobody thought about using empty boxes and shipping air; because of the cost of the box and shipping, people were playing with folding designs. Designer Mehdi Hidari Badie has taken the idea of the pop-up to extremes with what Yanko calls an "Amazing Modern Mobile Home." Blu Homes should hire this guy or pick this unit up for their home shows; it is sort of an extreme version of their folding homes. Really extreme; there are a lot of panels to unfold, a lot of edges that will need gaskets and seals.
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