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Build Change Earthquake-Resistant Houses

Build Change

Build Change completes detailed sub-sector housing studies to design and build safe houses that are culturally appropriate, preferred by homeowners, low cost, locally sustainable and disaster resistant.

Build Change also develops building ...

Duffily Bag

Duffily Bag

The Duffily Bag is a sleeping bag designed to alleviate the problems faced by homeless people sleeping on the streets. It is lightweight, waterproof, heat-retaining, non-flammable, highly reflective, and made of metallic bubble wrap.

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Eban Aya House

Atelier KOE

The Eban Aya House was created by a Senegalese organization, Atelier Koe, as a design/construction strategy rather than a static structure. By developing quickly renewable building materials - such as cultivating a bamboo garden that rapidly ...

EcoSteps Sandbag Building

EcoSteps

The EcoSteps Sandbag building method was developed in South Africa as a low-cost housing solution. The method consists of three elements:

  • A framework of Eco-Beams (timber and metal beams that form the framework for the sandbag walls)
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IKEA Refugee Housing Unit

The IKEA Foundation

The IKEA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the iconic Swedish furniture maker, has helped come up with a more comfortable refugee shelter. IKEA shelter is flat-packed, requires no tools to assemble, and can be taken apart and rebuilt again ...

Lazarian World Homes

Lazarian World Homes

The unique “Lego” type design of the Lazarian polystyrene Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) provide modern energy-efficient housing. The major components of the Lazarian World Homes are Green in the true spirit of eco-friendly housing. The homes ...

Lifeshelter Aps

Lifeshelter® is a simple, sustainable and well-insulated shelter for rehousing projects around the world. Our award-winning Family Shelter offers a safe and secure shelter resistant to all weather conditions and is complying with the UN ...

Moladi

The Moladi building system uses a removable, reusable, lightweight and recyclable plastic formwork mold. This mold is filled with an aerated mortar that is approved by the South African Bureau of Standards to form the wall of the house in as ...

Cal-Earth Geltaftan Foundation

The Moon Cocoon is a small cloverleaf-shaped design for the construction of ''Superadobe'' buildings, containing a central living room and four smaller rooms. In the superadobe style, the Moon Cocoon's construction materials consist of coiled ...

I-BEAM DESIGN

The Pallet House is a shelter that was designed by i-Beam Design in response to the global refugee crisis.

A 250 square foot 'Pallet House' requires 100 recycled pallets nailed and lifted into place by 4-5 people using hand tools in under a ...

Fundación Organizmo

Fundación Organizmo creates sustainable structures out of recycled PET plastic bottles, through a technique known as "Ecoladrillo", Spanish for "Ecobrick."

By filling plastic bottles with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the ...

Reuse Everything

Plastic Thatch roofing can be used in place of natural thatch and other metal alternatives. Plastic thatch lasts longer than natural thatch and provides the added environmental benefit of being made by recycling PET bottles.

Natural thatch is ...

Enactus Cairo University

Enactus Cairo University builds low-cost, sustainable Earth Bag buildings that provide an alternative to traditional housing during housing shortages. The main focus of building Earth Bag houses is to provide suitable homes for homeless ...

ShelterBox

ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and essential survival equipment in a single unit. ShelterBox produces watertight plastic boxes which contain durable supplies meant to temporarily shelter and sustain a single family. A purpose-designed ...

Speedwall Building Technologies

Speedwall is a supplier of low-cost construction technology that provides solutions to housing projects. The core of the Speedwall Building system is its patented panel-making machine and the panels themselves, which are manufactured onsite ...

Ubunto Blox

Ubuntublox are blocks that are made from trash/waste and used for building houses. There are two primary types of blocks: blocks made from styrofoam waste and blocks made from agricultural waste.

Styrofoam waste blocks: The styrofoam blocks ...

WikiHouse

WikiHouse is an open source construction set that can be used to build homes and shelters. The website allows anyone to design, download, and print CNC-milled houses and components. Once printed, the units can be assembled with minimal skill ...

ZipFlat UK

ZipFlat is a building system designed to produce sturdy buildings quickly with lightweight materials. Building panels are constructed from foldout plastic sheets which are filled with expanding foam or locally obtained materials. The panels ...

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