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Urgent architecture : 40 sustainable housing solutions for a changing world

Author: Bridgette Meinhold
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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How can we adequately provide housing when disaster strikes, whether that disaster is weather related, like hurricanes, floods, and droughts, happens in a matter of minutes from an earthquake or tsunami, through a slow process like rising sea levels, or is the result of civil disorder or poverty? There is an urgent need for safe, sustainable housing designs that are cheap to build, environmentally friendly, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bridgette Meinhold
ISBN: 9780393733587 0393733580
OCLC Number: 781594084
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Rapid shelters : Habihut ; Life Cube ; Bamboo shelters ; Reaction Housing System ; Recovery huts ; ShelterBox ; DRASH Katrina ; WheelLY --
Transitional shelters : Casa Elemental Technopanel ; I-Beam Pallet House ; Seed ; Groovyyurts ; Steel elements shelter ; Uber Shelter ; AirClad Roofpod ; Shelter 2.0 --
Affordable housing : Gabion House ; SLUMtube ; PAKSBAB ; CasaChica ; Bone House ; 10x10 housing at Freedom Park ; Birchway Eco-Community ; Urban Tulou --
Prefab housing : Land yacht ; Paonia Solargon ; Casa El Tiemblo ; Bergwijkpark ; Pioneer cabin ; Blu Evolution ; Lancaster live/work townhome ; BaleHaus@Bath --
Adaptable housing : LIFT House ; Malibu studio ; Watervilla "Ijburg" ; Porchdog House ; Silo Eco-Home ; Steigereiland 2.0 ; Windcatcher House ; Villa Vals.
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Disaster-proof, environmentally friendly housing solutions for a changing climate.  Read more...

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