Shelter Pack emergency homes compress to 31-inch-tall slabs for easy transport

September 16, 2016 by  
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Gürsu’s design for the Shelter Pack won the Golden award at the 2016 A’ Design Awards . The emergency shelter measure just 31 inches (80 cm) tall when compressed. When expanded to full size, Shelter Pack includes a bedroom with space for four beds, a bathroom, a fully appointed kitchen, and a dining area complete with its own furniture. Each portable apartment takes just a few hours to assemble. Related: 8 Innovative emergency shelter designs for when disaster hits The intelligence of the design spans far beyond the shelter’s ability to collapse. Water spouts on the roof reduce the risk of leaks and funnel rainwater into a collection tank for later use. A rooftop skylight filters daylight into the living space, reducing the need for artificial lighting. The walls are composed of multiple layers of fire- and waterproof materials, which simultaneously protect the interior from damage while providing heat insulation in case of inclement weather. Overall, each installed Shelter Pack home provides 129 square feet of living space that can sustain residents for months on end. With numbers of refugees on the rise, from both war and climate change, smart solutions like this one will be a necessary addition to disaster relief efforts around the globe. + Designnobis Via Yanko Design Images via Designnobis and Hakan Gürsu

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Parabosol is a portable solar-powered water treatment system for remote areas

April 11, 2016 by  
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Over 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water globally. Although clean water is a basic human right, it continues to be a growing epidemic in the developing world, predominantly in remote communities. Hakan Gürsu of Designnobis devised the Parabosol , a portable solar-powered water purification system for use in remote areas. The system filters and purifies drinking water using a parabolic mirror that boils contaminated water at up to 400 degrees celsius. After boiling, a set of sand and carbon filters catch sand particles and remove odor dissolved gases. Parabosol can clean up to 170 liters of water in a single use. The project was honored with the silver award at the 2014-2015 A’ Design Awards, and it was also a nominee in Design Index 2015. + Parabosol The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Torchia is a portable emergency flashlight powered by solar energy

December 29, 2014 by  
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Going off the grid comes with many risks, but you can make the adventure a bit easier and safer with clever alternative-energy gadgets like the Torchia, a solar-powered emergency flashlight. Developed by Turkish design consultancy Designnobis , the Torchia is a lightweight multipurpose tool that folds up to the size of an A3-size paper. The 3.5-watt LED lamp comes with foldable stakes so that it can be conveniently stuck in soft ground while its photovoltaic panels generate energy. The device also comes with batteries to store excess energy and 2 USB outputs. + Designnobis The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , alternative energy , designnobis , emergency flashlight , led lamp , reader submitted content , Solar Power , solar powered lamp , torchia

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DecoBricks: Durable Building Bricks Made From Recycled PET Cups

October 1, 2012 by  
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DecoBricks are a system of modular building bricks made from recycled PET plastic. The decorative bricks repurpose plastic cups and bottles, and they can be used to create green walls, buildings, and pathways. Designed by Dr.Hakan Gürsu from Designnobis , DecoBricks have been honored with a Green Dot Award and an A’ Design Award . + Designnobis The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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DesignNobis Turns Recycled Scraps Into a Stackable Eco-Bench

March 22, 2012 by  
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Design Nobis ‘ Ecobench is a cool new seating option that has been produced from recycled and recyclable materials. Designed to be easily dismantled for portability or stacked in small storage spaces, the simple, low-impact bench shows respect for nature while giving a nod to modern design. + DesignNobis The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , designnobis , designnobis eco-bench , eco furniture , eco-bench , recyclable furniture , recycled material furniture , Recycled Materials

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HOW TO: Build a Vertical Garden With Old Coffee Cups

December 14, 2011 by  
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Vertical gardens are a fun way to bring greenery indoors or to small patios and yards. Now Turkish design firm Designnobis has created a living wall system with an upcycled twist: Their Naturwall allows anyone to create their own vertical garden…

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