London’s Marston Court transforms shipping containers into emergency housing for the homeless

April 26, 2017 by  
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A newly-constructed emergency h ousing development in London’s Ealing borough provides 34 temporary apartments to the needy. CargoTek teamed up with QED Property , ISO Spaces and Ealing Council to build the innovative Marston Court development out of re-purposed shipping containers, using a kit of moveable and re-usable parts for maximum flexibility. The project addresses the issue of homelessness with flexible, temporary and affordable design solutions. Marston Court is located on a disused brownfield site on Bordars Walk in Ealing. The project revitalizes vacant land by providing emergency accommodation to those in need, including young families and low-income individuals. Related: CargoTek taps shipping containers for affordable UK homes and offices The project will house up to 72 people in 34 fully furnished apartments with a management office, laundry and refuse storage. It includes a landscaped outdoor area with a playground. ISO Spaces manufactured the modular components in their production facility in Cornwall. The company’s founder Gregg Curtis said: “Homelessness is an issue that is always critical at any scale, We need to design and develop more solutions to these issues. Our focus is on providing real products to do that. And working in partnerships with organizations that can deploy those solutions at scale is critical.” + CargoTek + ISO Spaces + QED Property

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Plugin Tower is a new low-cost modular home with no foundation

December 7, 2016 by  
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Plugin Tower is a modular multi-story home in Shenzhen, China that circumvents strict planning approval for permanent structures by eliminating the need for foundations. Chinese multidisciplinary studio People’s Architecture Office (PAO) , known for their temporary architectural solutions, conceived the design as a low-cost alternative to current housing solutions that can be easily packed up and moved. Requiring no underground foundations, the design circumvents planning approvals and provides utmost flexibility to home-owners. Thanks to its modular nature, the house can also be expanded to include more units, which can be easily inserted into the three-dimensional steel frame . This also allows for endless variations in design and configuration. Related: Tricycle House and Garden Offer Off-Grid Living for China’s Landless The firm used their proprietary Plugin Panel system of modules , which incorporate insulation, wiring, plumbing, interior and exterior finishes. The prefabricated panels are attached with integrated locks and easily installed by a couple of unskilled workers using only a hex wrench. + People’s Architecture Office (PAO) Via Archdaily Photos by Hannah Wu / People’s Architecture Office

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New images of 2016’s outstanding Serpentine Gallery pavilions

February 24, 2016 by  
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Scientists turn rotten apples into a highly efficient lithium battery alternative

February 24, 2016 by  
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A new technological breakthrough may be able to put the leftovers of each Fall’s apple crop to good use. The technology would transform rotten apples into a hard carbon material to fuel sodium-ion batteries , potentially revolutionizing grid energy storage systems and even how we power our electronic tablets. Read the rest of Scientists turn rotten apples into a highly efficient lithium battery alternative

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Steelhenge: BUREAU A puts a modern twist on Stonehenge with repurposed shipping containers

November 6, 2015 by  
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Amanda Levete’s gorgeous immersive petal-shaped MPavilion opens in Melbourne

October 5, 2015 by  
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Inflatable traveling museum brings the story of pre-Hispanic Mexico to local school children

August 19, 2015 by  
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ICD and ITKE’s lightweight pavilion mimics the structure of water spider’s underwater nests

July 14, 2015 by  
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Stunning Moroccan tent installation contrasts with Nouvel’s famous Institute du Monde Arabe in Paris

December 12, 2014 by  
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Dutch studio RAAAF builds ominous futuristic mobile shelter in the name of peace

December 12, 2014 by  
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