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Burning Man Has Become A Testing Ground For Extreme Architecture Designers descend to try their creations against the heat and wind of the Nevada desert.

Burning Man Has Become A Testing Ground For Extreme Architecture Designers descend to try their creations against the heat and wind of the Nevada desert.

https://www.fastcodesign.com/90133591/burning-man-has-become-a-testbed-for-extreme-architecture










Materials to Build 2 to 3 Small Green Houses Donated to Chester Allotment Residents by the Cabinz Project

Materials to Build 2 to 3 Small Green Houses Donated to Chester Allotment Residents today.

A green house similar to the Wedge Block Shelter is suggested


Kev accepted the off cuts of 2 metre long door edge strips for the frame & grp fibreglass panels for the walls & roof.
He will have one green house on his plot


Screws & glue were also donated

 Planned site of the greenhouse

A sample frame panel was constructed on site to show Kev & his friends how to make a frame from the off cuts  (4 are required for a 2m x 2m frame)
Triangular shaped corner wedges from door frames off cuts are used for corner cross bracing
Door edge strips (in 6 colours)

2 Experiments with budget 6mm MGO panels, dry lining or grp frame & Kingspan or cardboard insulation

  Housing really is central to everything

Housing really is central to everything

www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2017/06/22/housing-really-is-central-to-everything/

An alliance of mortgage owners, property developers and bankers all end up having a strong vested interest in keeping the supply of new housing low. Why? Because scarcity is what allows these groups to reap the fruits of financialisation: if everyone could have a nice home to live in, the cost would drop like a stone, and so would the profits.  The result is a “low-supply equilibrium” where supply is kept artificially below demand. The only answer is bold government intervention to change how housing is supplied and owned; to put people before the rentiers.   If anything, the reverse has happened – there has been government intervention, but mainly to provide a form of welfare which reinforces the existing financialised housing dynamic.  In the 1970s, over 80 per cent of government housing subsidies went towards supply-side intervention; mainly the construction of…

Hexaframe MK3 Framed Hexayurt

Treated 6mm Birch Plywood Shingle Off Cut Cladding Shelter Experiment

Treated 6mm Birch Plywood Shingle was screwed to 2m Plastic Door edge strip (DES) horizontal battons. 42mm & 75mm drywall screws were used (no extra glue)

The off cuts were donated from a local fencing co. that also make rabbit hutches, from which these off cuts arose

Off cuts were dipped in decking / fencing preserver, so a few 'tide marks' are present.
This was done to get more preserver deeper into the wood .

We wait to see how it weathers & it will hopefully make our first prototype shelter more attractive (still going strong after 2.3 yrs)

More off cut cladding picture variations to come 

Some off cuts have been donated to Woodcraft to Wellness Chester













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AquaCIRC-Panel - Idea for an Insulating panel that contains circulated water to heat & cool a shelter, yet lets light through for a green house or window

AquaCIRC-Panel - Idea for an Insulating panel that contains circulated water to heat & cool a shelter, yet lets light through for a green house or window

A double skinned grp sheet panel similar to a kingspan one below, would be strengthened with beams on the outside (poss metalclad) to take presuure of water on sheet .

Water would store heat during the day, then be pumped into an insualted container (poss underground) to be pumped back for heating at night into internal radiators or back into the same panels if an insualted panel could be added to outside ( to stop heat loss to outside environment)

In a war zone, shrapnel may be slowed by water filled wall & roof  panels

Initial problems envisaged are :
1. strengthening the seal between panels to take the weight of the water

2. Algae may grow i nthe panel. but a chemical may be added to inhibit growth

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Dunkirk Migrant Camp was offered Fire Resistant Building Materials, free, a year before it burnt down PRESS RELEASE FROM Paul Ridley, Founder Cabinz Project DATE 5/5/17

PRESS RELEASE FROM Paul Ridley, Founder Cabinz Project DATE 5/5/17

Dunkirk Migrant Camp was offered Fire Resistant Building Materials, free, a year before it burnt down
On 10 April this year, a fire at the Migrant Camp in Dunkirk spread sufficently to destroy over half the buildings, many people lost all their very precious, remaining belongings and 10 people were injured.
The plywood chalets for migrants at the Dunkirk Migrant Camp were built by the charities Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and 'A Home for Winter'.
In February 2016, Paul Ridley of the Cabinz Project, a small community group in Chester UK, wrote warning both charities that the chalets were neither adequately insulated nor fire resistant and indicated methods to improve both and offered to pay for the necessary panels.

The method suggested was to clad the inside with plastic-coated metal sheeting and the outside with rigid foam insulation under steel outer sheeting. Paul offered sufficient panels and fixings to fill…

Cabinz are supplying re-used insulated panels for the Poultry Paddock New Project – Organic Poultry Unit (Update with Vid)

Cabinz are supplying re-used insulated panels for the Poultry Paddocks New Project – Organic Poultry Unit 

www.poultrypaddock.com/new-project-organic-poultry-unit/