on 30. Jan 2009
Houses made of what now?We are probably all familiar with the Three Little Piggies story in which we learn the importance of a solid-built house. But in these trying times of unstable economy and enviromental issues we should consider using economical, non-standard materials in building and construction - forgetting the "homo homini lupus" premise, since we don't want any Big Bad Wolves coming huffing and puffing at our door.
The project that caught a lot of the spotlight this month was definitely The Wall Paper House project, designed by Gerd Niemoller. His houses, 36 sq m in size and weighing 800 kilos are primarily intended for Third World countries but could easily be adopted anywhere (traditional Japanese use of paper comes to mind).
Surfing the web I found some other awesome examples of alternative - and ... Read more