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A cross-shaped, self-sufficient MICRO home built from containers

A cross-shaped, self-sufficient MICRO home built from containers | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Georgian architect Dachi Papuashvili has developed a concept for a cross-shaped micro home built from shipping containers to house a member of the church.

Papuashvili, who is based in Tbilisi, wanted to design a residence that could accommodate either a cleric or a layman as a retreat for study. The intention is to use waste materials, including shipping containers, to produce a prototype that can be easily constructed and would be entirely self-sufficient.


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Catherine Devin's curator insight, May 12, 2014 5:30 AM

Autre projet encore de résidence temporaire ultralégère en énergie grise et en consommation énergétique (autosuffisante) au quotidien.  Plutôt qu'un lieu de vacances, un lieu de retraite et d'étude.

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1,620 Recycled Shipping Containers to Create an Eco-friendly Cultural Landmark in Taiwan

1,620 Recycled Shipping Containers to Create an Eco-friendly Cultural Landmark in Taiwan | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
LOT-EK's proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center in Taiwan calls for building the new museum and library out of 1,620 recycled shipping containers.

 

New York-based architecture firm LOT-EK has made a name for itself by constructing buildings from recycled shipping containers. So it did't come as much of a surprise to learn that the firm's proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center in western Taiwan called for building the new public library and fine arts museum out of cargo containers.

 

What is surprising is the scale of the project -- the proposal calls for 1,620 shipping containers to create an eco-friendly cultural landmark in the bustling Taiwanese city.


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RECYCLED Paper Theater by Studio Andrew Todd

RECYCLED Paper Theater by Studio Andrew Todd | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Imagine a theater made almost exclusively made of recycled paper and other recycled materials.

 

That’s what Paris-based architecture  and scenographypractice Studio Andrew Todd did.

 

Their design has been selectedfor exhibition at the 2013 World Stage Design event in Cardiff, opening in early September.

 

The exterior scaffolding structure is used to erect and brace a massive wall of paper bales.

The center oculus gets pulled up via cables and bamboo purlins are fixed at the top. A double layer of recycled circus tent roofing is then placed on top of the bamboo and the interior is finished with bamboo and cardboard with natural light streaming through the roof’s center.

 

Should be very cool, not to mention sustainable.


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