Origami-inspired Foldable Bamboo Houses by Ming Tang

October 27, 2008 / No Comments

Ming Tang came up with this brilliant idea of constructing these varied origami-inspired foldable bamboo houses after China had been struck by a severe earthquake of 7.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, last May killing 69,000 people.

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After hearing that the Chinese government is planning to invest to build some 1.5 million temporary homes for the least fortunate, Ming Tang decided to design a shelter that was easy to produce, cheap and environment friendly. That’s how he got these beautiful geometrically shaped bamboo houses which are lightweight and easy to install thanks to using basic bamboo poles for the recycled paper covered structure. Because of all these, they are very easily adaptable to any kind of situation.

This year’s Re: Construct competition sponsored by San Francisco’s Urban Re:Vision, honored these Origami-inspired Foldable Bamboo Houses. So do we! – via Inhabitat

origami inspired foldable bamboo houses by ming tang 2 Origami inspired Foldable Bamboo Houses by Ming Tang