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In China, tiny 'printed' homes produced quickly and on the cheap

In China, tiny 'printed' homes produced quickly and on the cheap | Pod Project | Scoop.it
With housing relief projects in mind, a Chinese company generates 10 modest prototype homes in a single day using a massive 3D printer and a cement mix as 'ink.'
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AD Classics: Nakagin Capsule Tower / Kisho Kurokawa

AD Classics: Nakagin Capsule Tower / Kisho Kurokawa | Pod Project | Scoop.it
Architect Kisho Kurokawa was very innovative in his creation of the Nakagin Capsule Tower in 1972, which was the first capsule architecture design. The
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Euro Stem Cell

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Website funded by the EU offering fact sheets, independant information and resources of stem cells and their impact on society

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The charity that houses homeless people in shipping containers

The charity that houses homeless people in shipping containers | Pod Project | Scoop.it
The concept sounds ghastly until you know the difference it can make, says Brighton Housing Trust's chief executive Andy Winter
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Living in a shoebox | Swedish cabin with roof top garden and retractable outdoor kitchen

Living in a shoebox | Swedish cabin with roof top garden and retractable outdoor kitchen | Pod Project | Scoop.it
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Portable Prefab Pod Home: Compact, Minimal & Modern | Designs & Ideas on Dornob

Portable Prefab Pod Home: Compact, Minimal & Modern | Designs & Ideas on Dornob | Pod Project | Scoop.it
Portable Prefab Pod Home: Compact, Minimal & Modern
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Kevin McCloud's modest design: an eco-cabin in the woods - Telegraph

Kevin McCloud's modest design: an eco-cabin in the woods - Telegraph | Pod Project | Scoop.it
Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud tells Christopher Middleton why building a cabin in the woods for his new series was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
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Local materials throughout in this Cornish roundhouse

Local materials throughout in this Cornish roundhouse | Pod Project | Scoop.it
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600 year old Iron Age roundhouse recreated on Cornish farm but with a four poster bed for happy campers - rent it for your holidays.

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Sustainable Living: Survival Pods

Sustainable Living: Survival Pods | Pod Project | Scoop.it
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Click for instant inspiration! Loads more pictures of pods, interesting building methods and materials and sustainable living ideas

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Chun Qing Li's Sustainable Wooden Kreod Pavilion Unveiled at London Design Festival

Chun Qing Li's Sustainable Wooden Kreod Pavilion Unveiled at London Design Festival | Pod Project | Scoop.it
KREOD pavilion in Greenwich by local architect Chun Qing Li and featuring an intricate FSC Norwegian wood design opens up for London Design Festival 2012.
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The multi-storey house Richard Rogers built … in a day – video

It need not take forever to build a house … especially if it's flatpacked. Watch a time-lapse of a Richard Rogers-designed house springing to life in the Royal Academy's courtyard
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Ikea brings flatpack innovation to emergency refugee shelters

Ikea brings flatpack innovation to emergency refugee shelters | Pod Project | Scoop.it
Swedish furniture giant has teamed up with the UN Refugee Agency to develop a longer-lasting flatpack shelter
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Beijing's incredible, inedible egg house

Beijing's incredible, inedible egg house | Pod Project | Scoop.it
What's an architect to do when he can't afford to pay rent in one of the most expensive cities in the world? Erect a solar-powered, grass-clad, egg-shaped hut on the streets of Beijing, of course.
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Company offers easy-to-assemble micro-home that costs just $25,000

Company offers easy-to-assemble micro-home that costs just $25,000 | Pod Project | Scoop.it
A Canadian company has designed a sleek 10ft by 10ft 'micro-home' that can be sent anywhere in the world and assembled within days.
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 To fit a home into a space just over three metres square takes ingenuity. Click the link to see all the pictures

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Mini human 'brains' grown in lab for first time - life - 28 August 2013 - New Scientist

Mini human 'brains' grown in lab for first time - life - 28 August 2013 - New Scientist | Pod Project | Scoop.it
Tiny human brains made of stem cells can help us understand the early stages of cerebral development, including when things go wrong
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Living in a shoebox | This house lets you forget about gas and electricity bills

Living in a shoebox | This house lets you forget about gas and electricity bills | Pod Project | Scoop.it
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10 Modern pod house designs | Small House Design

10 Modern pod house designs | Small House Design | Pod Project | Scoop.it
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Ten contemporary eco-pods in this gallery - click the link to see them all.

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Swedish design goes primitive - sustainable huts in the woods

Swedish design goes primitive - sustainable huts in the woods | Pod Project | Scoop.it
Photo gallery
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Using the materials within feet of your front door is a very 'green' approach.Twelve charcoal-burner huts surrounded by spruce forest, sleep two people on sheepskin covered bunks. Chop your own wood for the stove and pick blueberries off the roof for breakfast.

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Humanitarian intent: Urgent Architecture from ecohomes to shelters – in pictures

Humanitarian intent: Urgent Architecture from ecohomes to shelters – in pictures | Pod Project | Scoop.it
Conflict, natural disasters, climate change, population growth, urbanisation and poverty all demand that people think differently about housing and shelter
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This is a brilliant gallery with links to the designers' websites - excellent resource.

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Matali Crasset Creates Living Pods for Modern Artists in the Forests of France

Matali Crasset Creates Living Pods for Modern Artists in the Forests of France | Pod Project | Scoop.it
Parisian designer Matali Crasset has landed a series of low impact living pods called 'les maisons sylvestres', where modern artists can spend a summer residency while working within French nature.
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Tiny off-the-grid pod to raise living conditions in South African settlements

Tiny off-the-grid pod to raise living conditions in South African settlements | Pod Project | Scoop.it
Johannesburg-based design studio, Architecture For A Change has recently completed the construction of an off-the-grid prefabricated unit located in Mamelod...
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Design that solves the problem of building affordable homes in places where there's no access to mains electricity and water.

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Reaction Housing System | Plastolux

Reaction Housing System | Plastolux | Pod Project | Scoop.it
Michael McDaniel, the mind behind the Reaction Housing System recently contacted me for a sneak peek of his first full scale and functional rapid response emergency housing systems named The Exo.
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