As the author of over 2,000 articles on the subject, you might say that Bridgette Meinhold knows a thing or two about green architecture. In her new book entitled Urgent Architecture, Ms. Meinhold, who is also the architecture editor here at Inhabitat, puts her accumulated knowledge to paper, profiling "40 sustainable housing solutions for a changing world." In the pages of the book, you'll find a collection of some of the most innovative, adaptable and affordable shelters on the planet - ranging from modern yurts to homes that float on water to pop-up tents for the homeless. The book is on sale here, and we had a chance to check it out; read on to see our review as well as select images of some of the featured projects!
WheelLY is a portable shelter that serves as a mobile home for the homeless.
James&Mau's Casa El Tiemblo is an energy-efficient home made of four stacked shipping containers.
Lift House in Bangladesh was built to be able to withstand floodwaters from the area's heavy rain.
LifeCube was designed to be able to house a family of four following a disaster.
In addition to being pleasing to the eye, the Porchdog House can withstand hurricanes and flooding.
Located in Pakistan, this series of straw bale homes are built by local people out of regionally appropriate materials.