Does your cat deserve a temple? Maybe a cardboard pyramid would suffice. Here are 7 great ideas for giving your cat a fabulous tiny home.Continue Reading
With cool builds like these getting “sent to the dog house” should really have a happier meaning.Continue Reading
In his Microshelters book, Derek Deek Diedricksen profiles 59 adorable, imaginative structures perfect for a backyard project.Continue Reading
Housing people in an emergency is never easy and designer Michel Antoun has an interesting take on providing shelter. His temporary housing unit is made from compressed wood panels and folds up into a cube for easy shipping. Once deployed at a disaster site one wall cleverly folds down, which both doubles the square footage of the shelter and exposes solar cells to provide power to the shelter.Continue Reading
Maymand Village in the Kerman province of Iran has been carved out of the rock over the ages. The village has a population of 140, and was recognized by UNESCO in 2005.
The kinds of dwelling-place dug out of the mountains are not of a temporary nature but rather are permanent homes (having been lived in for the last 2000 or 3000 years). The pastoral type architecture (shepherd huts known as kapar or gambeh, and barns or sheepfolds) can be seen here and there about the landscape and is part of the built heritage.
Maymand bears some similarities to Derinkuyu in Turkey.Continue Reading
Concrete Canvas shelters look like an amazing way to deliver shelter to emergency situations. The building arrives in an airtight bag, is pulled out with a vehicle and inflated. The building can be deployed by just two people (and a bit of machinery) in 45 minutes. After squirting with water, the concrete impregnated fabric sets up and is ready for use in 24 hours. Covering it with an earthen berm helps keep it temperature controlled, and the interior can be kept as a sterile environment.Continue Reading
[googleapps domain=”docs” dir=”EmbedSlideshow” query=”id=dhs37s7q_254f7dqk3fv&size=m” width=”600″ height=”475″ /] Derinkuyu is situated on Nevsehir-Nigde roadway at 30 km in south region of Nevsehir. The history of the district of Derinkuyu named as Melagobia (Malakopi) which was meaning in the period of Eti the hard living is very old. In the district there are many underground cities and […]Continue Reading