Archinect - News 2014-11-26T15:26:30-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/93446416/how-to-build-a-perfect-refugee-camp How to Build a Perfect Refugee Camp Alexander Walter 2014-02-13T14:13:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:17:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d9555d93d49058de5e736d47308be851.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many of the world&rsquo;s displaced live in conditions striking for their wretchedness, but what is startling about Kilis is how little it resembles the refugee camp of our imagination. It is orderly, incongruously so. Residents scan a card with their fingerprints for entry [...]. Inside, it&rsquo;s stark: 2,053 identical containers spread out in neat rows. No tents. None of the smells &mdash; rotting garbage, raw sewage &mdash; usually associated with human crush and lack of infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85996105/world-class-architects-design-bus-stops-in-austria World Class Architects Design Bus Stops in Austria Alexander Walter 2013-11-07T15:56:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T22:16:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g4/g49aswgyy7vdlxg5.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The tiny Austrian village of Krumbach has commissioned international architecture firms to build avant-garde bus stops. The "Bus:Stop" project was conceived by Krumbach's cultural association, which hired prominent Austrian architect Dietmar Steiner to act as curator. Though he counts major architects from around the world among his contacts, he chose to maintain a boutique feel: "No starchitects, just small offices with sculptural interest."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84214774/indian-cyclone-victims-need-food-water-and-shelter Indian Cyclone Victims Need Food, Water and Shelter Archinect 2013-10-15T13:06:00-04:00 >2013-10-15T13:06:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/33b37b62e7dfff7edd826feb752a344a.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many people are still stuck in cyclone shelters because they have nowhere to sleep or get food and water, said T. Radha, the relief commissioner for Andhra Pradesh. He said plastic sheets are being distributed to the homeless, along with food and water. He said fishermen, who are unable to venture out to sea, are being given 10 kilograms of rice to help feed their families.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/78386180/cardborigami-designed-to-help-the-homeless Cardborigami: Designed to Help the Homeless Justine Testado 2013-07-31T19:25:00-04:00 >2013-08-09T10:22:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23k8pyizh8eavmbl.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Tina Hovsepian of global architecture firm <a href="http://callison.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Callison</a> was driven by the need to help homeless individuals in Los Angeles when she designed the first prototype for the "Cardborigami" shelter during her fourth year at USC's School of Architecture. Cardborigami, which has grown into a non-profit organization, provides temporary housing for the homeless as part of a process to help them gradually overcome their state of homelessness.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3hgxi4ru7z8hg47.jpg" title=""><br><br> The Cardborigami shelter balances innovative design and functionality. The application of traditional origami techniques onto cardboard gives the shelter a beautiful form. Before its modified origami form, the shelter was originally a re-design of an Air-stream trailer. "The idea is to deploy a trailer to a disaster site where mass shelter is needed, then the trailer expands to 20 times its length and twice its width to provide instant space," Hovsepian explained over email. "The form was then revised and re-scaled to fulfill its potential as a portable...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/43725768/tentsile-the-architect-s-tent Tentsile, the Architect's Tent Alexander Walter 2012-04-03T17:44:00-04:00 >2012-04-04T19:11:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ne/nelm11krh49qyy18.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>tentsile combines the comfort and versatility of a hammock with the usable space and security of a tent. The ultra portable structure uniquely employs tension forces to provide separation from wildlife, including insects, snakes and other predators but also from sand storms, earth tremors, cold or wet ground, debris or contamination.</p></em><br /><br /><p> When architects rethink the tent, you know it better be rad. In this case, <a href="http://www.tentsile.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tentsile</a> is the offspring of London-based <a href="http://www.thegreendream.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greendream Architecture</a>.</p> <p> Quote from the firm's website: "With over 10 years of experience of projects in conventional as well as <em>treehouse</em> architecture, our team provides a friendly and professional service for all of your architectural ambitions."</p> <p> Nice to see architects with the inner child still alive.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7x/7xiibgly2s78isr1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ot/otr2ww74mplh0b5g.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l62t86lxov33nrbw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/pl205ubjb6qq75nf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ai/aic24l6lncszdr9j.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbhohri0lfom18vh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afofwudaatrclnz7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmzd6mloplxm5ji3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3o/3oegqfz42q1ootrh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> All images via <a href="http://tentsile.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tentsile.com</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/31729790/warming-huts-competition-polar-hen-by-mj-lk-architekti Warming Huts Competition: „POLAR HEN“ by mjölk architekti Alexander Walter 2011-12-21T15:18:00-05:00 >2012-01-29T00:12:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4kgecemu2rdtydxl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Czech firm mj&ouml;lk architekti has shared with us their fascinating proposal "POLAR HEN" which was - under the title "ICE PILLOWS" - just recently named one of the five winners in the internationally acclaimed Warming Huts v.2011, An Art +Architecture Competition on Ice (...with one of the other four winners being Frank Gehry!). For only one winter, the five winning huts will be created and placed on the frozen Assiniboine River in Winnipeg, Manitoba.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>