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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. 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 ...

Houses made of bamboo, stand up to earthquakes

June 3, 2008 / 2 Comments

Although bamboo is not a modern material for structures, often considered to be poor man's timber, it is one of the most flexible and light materials to build houses. Though there are sophisticated materials available on the market, bamboo isby far the best that would be able to withstand an earthquake. Around 70-percent of the people in Bangladesh live in bamboo ...