This is one of the structures designed & built by residents at Taliesin West.
Live/ Work Shelter in the Arizona Desert. New steel and polycarbonate structure is superimposed upon the ‘artifact’ of concrete and stone, creating a dialouge between historic and contemporary forms. A grassy lawn cantilevers over a dry wash, further intensifying the contrast between the Natural and transient human intervention.” – Victor Sidy
See more of this Desert Shelter (1999) on Victor Sidy’s website.
Be sure to watch the assembly video.
Compassion Shelter’s Cabin is a sturdy, weather- and disaster-tested shelter unit that is perfect for any environment. The Cabin is a comfortable, insulated building that includes air conditioning and heating. Natural lighting is provided by two windows. Inside, the cabin has enough room to fit 6 bunks. The Cabin is stored and shipped flat in its custom crate, which itself reassembles into a free utility shed. Assembly is a snap, taking only two people a few hours to complete.” – Compassion Shelters
Learn more about The Cabin at Compassion Shelters
Modern Winter Shelter in Bjelašnica, Bosnia Herzegovina by FO4A.” – nonconcept.net
via Modern Winter Shelter in Bjelašnica, Bosnia
We realize this is not a house; but wouldn’t this 215 square foot concrete shell make a cool solar tiny house? See more at LJB.no and ArchDaily.
The main structure has the shape of a tilted cube and this creates a covered entrance for the services and at the same time offers a perfect south exposition for the solar cells integrated in the main window. The toilet is 100 % energy self-sufficient.” – ArchDaily
via Flotane / L J B | ArchDaily
Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both Energy Effecent and Awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the world. See for yourself!” – Off Grid World
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Arriving flat-packed, the Shelter can be assembled quickly and has the potential to make a significant difference when applied to a range of medium to long-term housing solutions, it could also provide immediate solutions to industry as it moves to frontier locations. Most importantly, by providing refuge and security for families and communities in crisis, the Shelter can give back to societies in need everywhere.” – ArchDaily
Read and see more about this Emergency Shelter by Carter Williamson Architects
So far the cabins I have built are remote, more like art projects, without plumbing or electricity. That is easily added to a shell, however, and solar power and composting toilets are an option if you don’t want to run utilities to your cabin site.” – Vistor Summers
See more at Simple Shelter Texas
This is a little design concept for little shelters that are intended to be placed at airports, and other transit centers, to provide a quite place to stay for travelers. I can really understand the value of designs like this after seeing what a volcano eruption can do to travel across a place like Europe.
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