demountability

Demountable timber housing
Demountable timber housing for 370 refugees – using no concrete at all
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A building that had to be erected quickly and which could also be taken down within ten years: these were the criteria for the Rigot Collective Dwelling Centre, a two-building complex providing housing for 370 refugees in Rigot Park in Geneva, Switzerland. The client was Hospice Général - the main...
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Street view of The Hithe, with passing cyclist
Timber startup studios succeed on a tight site with a tight budget
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Wanted: a 200m2 building in London. Budget must not exceed 400K. Must be fully demountable in ten years’ time. Sounds like a tall order? That was the challenge that faced the team of If_Do architects and social enterprise Meanwhile Space. And then there were the site constraints to contend with…...
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Making A Stand - an artificial forest of timber fins arranged vertically stands tall and proud in Leeds City Centre.
A sustainable timber ‘forest’ springs up in Leeds City Centre
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Commuters and visitors arriving into Leeds city centre have been greeted by an extraordinary sight. A sculptural 'forest' has taken root in the main public square outside Leeds railway station. Comprising 127 seven-metre-tall timber fins, the installation is entitled 'Making A Stand'. It uses commercially grown timber "borrowed" from the...
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