temporary housing

Tiny Bamboo Shelters in Abandoned Factories May Provide Relief to Homeless in Hong Kong

Tiny Bamboo Shelters in Abandoned Factories May Provide Relief to Homeless in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has earned the dubious distinction of being the world's most unaffordable major city, in large part due to its housing shortage. AFFECT-T's Bamboo Micro-housing project proposes an inexpensive

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InstantSlide Prefab House Pops Up in a Minute with the Push of a Button

InstantSlide Prefab House Pops Up in a Minute with the Push of a Button

The InstantSlide House is a temporary housing solution for employees of companies who work on remote locations, but the transportable, modular house makes a great alternative to conventional single family

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Billboard House: Sign Painter’s Temporary Prefab Home Doubles as a Rooftop Advert in Mexico City

Billboard House: Sign Painter’s Temporary Prefab Home Doubles as a Rooftop Advert in Mexico City

Conceived as a versatile one-room space, the house can be transformed to suit the needs of the artist hired to produce the artwork. The interior is clad with lightweight chipboard panels and comprises a

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Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Onagawa Housing is Made from Paper Tubes and Shipping Containers

Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Onagawa Housing is Made from Paper Tubes and Shipping Containers

In March 2011, the town of Onagawa, Japan was devastated by a powerful earthquake. In the months that followed, Shigeru Ban Architects designed a temporary housing complex for survivors who had been

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Airbnb is Offering Free Housing for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Airbnb is Offering Free Housing for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

New Yorkers have been opening their homes to one another all week in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg and online accommodations marketplace Airbnb announced a way to make

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Levitt Bernstein’s Pop-Up HAWSE Proposal Transforms London’s Unused Garages into Temporary Housing

Levitt Bernstein’s Pop-Up HAWSE Proposal Transforms London’s Unused Garages into Temporary Housing

Building Trust International has named Levitt Bernstein as the winner of their open international HOME competition for his intriguing proposal to create pop-up housing in unused garages on London's

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Shipping Container-Inspired Homebox is a Tiny, Movable 3-Story Vertical Home

Shipping Container-Inspired Homebox is a Tiny, Movable 3-Story Vertical Home

Han Slawik based his Homebox on the shipping container model for its transport capabilities, universal dimensions and usefulness. But at the same time, wear, repair and maintenance of steel materials is

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7 Cozy Tipis and Yurts That Make You Feel Right at Home

7 Cozy Tipis and Yurts That Make You Feel Right at Home

Dan and Emma Kigar started out with their own tipi way up at 11,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. Their experience in these harsh conditions primed them for their life as yurt and tipi makers, and scores

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Sliding Hubs Prefab Modular Housing Has 64 Different Combinations

Sliding Hubs Prefab Modular Housing Has 64 Different Combinations

Easily transported and installed in almost any environment, the Sliding Hubs system was designed for flexibility in housing. Each square box is completely prefabricated and includes structural stability,

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Modular Cardboard Bed Provides Solutions for Emergency Housing

Modular Cardboard Bed Provides Solutions for Emergency Housing

The bed is formed from modular cardboard boxes folded together and then laid side by side. To make the box, two intersecting cardboard strips fold together to form an accordion support system. Then a

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Hidemi Nishida’s Glowing Fragile Shelter Lights Up Sapporo’s Snowy Nights

Hidemi Nishida’s Glowing Fragile Shelter Lights Up Sapporo’s Snowy Nights

Comprised of a series of six matching cabins joined in alternating elevations, the shelter is made from timber and wrapped in plastic sheeting. Although the latter is not the most sustainable material to

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Zuiderzeeweg: Modular Student Housing Block Can be Moved to a New Location

Zuiderzeeweg: Modular Student Housing Block Can be Moved to a New Location

The student housing project is made up of high-quality, modular housing blocks that are stacked on top of each other to form six block buildings. The five-story buildings are arranged along with grass

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Nano Rescue House Provides Flexible Emergency Housing

Nano Rescue House Provides Flexible Emergency Housing

We've seen a lot of prefab homes designed for emergency habitation, but the Nano Rescue House is one of the most thoughtful designs we've seen yet. Each Nano can nearly double the living space by using a

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Dominican Authorities Approve Container Cities For Haiti Housing Relief

Dominican Authorities Approve Container Cities For Haiti Housing Relief

Numerous disaster relief housing projects have been proposed to help in the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake last month, and while many of them seem workable, none (as of yet) will actually be

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