Disaster-Ready Shop

Tully’s Coffee Japan Co. opened its new environmentally friendly and disaster-conscious concept shop  in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward. To make it environmental friendly the shop is equipped with rooftop solar panels, storage batteries, and an EcoCute electric water heater that can supply 420 liters of hot water in emergency situations. It is also furnished with water-saving toilets that […]

Fantastic Plastic

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In today’s consumer world, plastic is everywhere—from plentiful stores of bottled water to disposable plasticware to the containers that hold our store-bought food. It seems like you can’t go out shopping without running into a good deal of plastic. And while this material is strong, reliable, and undoubtedly useful, we also may have way too […]

Water and Salt = Light

Green House Co Ltd will release an LED lantern that generates electricity with water and salt. The lantern GH-LED10WBW does not require a dry cell or rechargeable battery and emits light when water and salt are put in the lantern. It can continuously generate electricity for eight hours per charge of water. To use the […]

Slumtube

Slumtube transforms pallets and other recycled materials into a semi-circular long house that is insulated from the heat and cold. The structure also makes use of other waste products like old formwork panels, straw and clay — materials which are both available and affordable. Three Austrian workers and five locals constructed the “Slumtube” in three months. […]

Über Shelter

This shelter is very compact and can be transported very quickly and reassembled with ease. The shelter offers victims individual living space. Also, the Über shelter is made from recyclable and reusable materials. Up to three personal rooms can be created in the shelter. The shelter is designed in a way that all components that […]

Recovery Huts

The Recovery Hut System uses composite shell technology and is divided into four nesting 60lb sections for efficient transport, storage, handling and rapid 30-minute setup by one person. The huts have a translucent roof and are available with up to four insect-proof venting door panels that can be attached to adjacent huts allowing a variety […]

Sandbag Structures by Nader Khalili

The global need for housing is felt by millions refugees and displaced persons – victims of natural disasters and wars. Iranian architect Nader Khalili believes that this need can be addressed only by using the potential of earth construction. After extensive research into vernacular earth building methods in Iran, followed by detailed prototyping, he has […]

Binishelter System

The automated construction method used to make the BiniShelter uses eight pre-fabricated, mass-produced structural components made of locally available materials. The eight components (four wall and four Roofs) and fixtures can be designed with any number of diverse structural and/or building materials (wood, concrete, steel, reinforced clay, durock, sheetrock, concrete, bricks, bamboo and any combination […]

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