Gallery: Cardborigami Unfolds Into a Portable Housing Shelter

 
The cardboard is easily expanded and unfolded from its flat, transportable mode and it can be set up within minutes.

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  1. Daniel Schipper September 22, 2011 at 5:52 am

    This project looks a lot like this one too:
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/05/folding-greenhouse.php

  2. AlexYarijanian September 7, 2011 at 1:39 am

    HI! I would like to inform you that Cardborigami is up for this month’s (September 2011) Pepsi Refresh Contest. This means that Cardborigami, Inc. has an amazing opportunity to win $50,000 to fund it’s non-profit organization. You can cast your votes in two ways:
    (1) log on to http://www.refresheverything.com/cardborigami
    (2) Text the number 108742 to Pepsi (73774)

    Thank you so much for your support!

  3. frouste February 6, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Inspiration is a very diplomatic term there. :)
    Based on inherent need, it’s not surprising that many people have thought of this idea – but very few have turned the thought into action.
    I’m interested in your Shellhouse project – the introduction of a simple radio transforms the space from a cringe-worthy attempt to turn the life of a homeless person into “art”; to making it a useable innovation.
    In Australia we focus on trying to find regular accommodation and employment for people who have become homeless, rather than setting that as a long term goal and finding an interim to briefly better their life.
    Is there a way you could corroborate ideas to create something amazing?
    Random suggestion: Can you bind used plastic bags to the surface to create something more weather resilient?
    Awesome work.
    ~T

  4. carolina pino October 20, 2010 at 11:48 am

    My project SHELLHOUSE LIVING PORTABLE (2007) was by any chance, an inspiration for you guys?Thanks.c.

  5. Reverse Alchemy September 25, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Didn’t Hirshen and Van der Ryn do something very similar at Berkeley in the 60s?

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