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Category: Construction

This Bamboo House Is an Affordable Eco-friendly Substitute for Non-Renewable Material

This is bamboo prefabricated housing constructed of bamboo mat board that is designed on a modular basis and requires minimal labor skills. Developed by Bamboo House India, its goal is to transform rural and tribal communities with bamboo-centered sustainable livelihood opportunities. Currently, more than a million people live in bamboo homes.

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These Lego-like Homes Made of Recycled Plastic Help the Impoverished and the Planet

Conceptos Plásticos, a Colombian company with an environmental, social, and economic impact with an emphasis on the circular economy, has come up with a plan to tackle homelessness and pollution. It uses recycled plastic materials to make Lego-style, stackable bricks to build houses for impoverished communities in urban and rural areas.

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This Hidden Honeycomb Structure Makes Gravel Driveways, Walkways Smooth, Stable and Flood-Resistant

This is the DuPont Plantex GroundGrid, an innovative, three-dimensional geotextile-based structure used to securely and neatly pack in stone, gravel, or soil in order to provide a stable surface for both pedestrian and trafficked areas. It can be used in private driveways, paths, private car parks, golf courses, and artificial surface sports fields.

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Mexico City’s Concrete Highway Pillars Have Transformed into Lush Vertical Gardens

In an effort to improve air quality and to make Mexico City’s Beltway, a heavily-used, iconic expressway, more aesthetically pleasing, the private sector in Mexico City has created the Vía Verde (the Green Way). This “eco-friendly” initiative has transformed more than 1,000 concrete columns into over 15 acres of lush vertical gardens.

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These Software-Controlled Umbrellas In Medina, Saudi Arabia Create the Biggest Convertible Roof in the World

Saudi Arabia’s Holy Mosque of the Prophet in Medina is a spectacular sight to see with its stunning architecture and ornate design, then couple that with two expansions and massive outdoor courtyards. Yet it needed to accommodate more people – 250,000 to be exact, so they came up with an extraordinary canopy concept called the Madinah Piazza Shading Project.

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These Portable And Temporary Housing Units Can Be Set Up For Up To 100 Rooms In One Day

Founder of Flexotels, Hubert von Heijden of the Netherlands has taken glamping to another level of comfort. With over a decade of expertise, his manufacturing and rental company of temporary accommodation, or “portable hotels” has gotten a lot of buzz – and a lot of use from music and sports aficionados.

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