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“Duany Flatpack Prefab Unveiled, 1000 Shelters to be Donated to Haiti ” “Just after the tragic earthquake in Haiti, we wrote about the plans from renowned Miami architect Andres Duany for a temporary flat pack housing system. The initial design proposed a small cabin style home with a simple frame, netted sides and a supported awning. Over the past month Duany conducted research together with sociologists and anthropologists to refine the design for 1000 of these houses that will be donated to Haiti by composite panel manufacturer Innovida. During his research, Duany says that his team was able to identify [More]
Swedish furniture giant IKEA has received its first order for flat-pack refugee shelters with the first ones likely to be sent to northern Iraq this summer. (via Reuters)
Ikea is looking to be known for much more than their easy-to-assemble home furnishings.
T-RAMS are pre-engineered, all-steel equipment buildings intended to house high value and environmentally sensitive electrical and mechanical systems. T-RAMS…
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