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Friday, March 25, 2005

Need a Building? Just Add Water

via Wired News It's a portable (500 lbs) instant shelter-in-a-bag made of concrete-impregnated fabric lined with plastic. Just add water (no measuring) to the bag, inflate the structure with air, and in 12 hours your 172 square foot shelter is ready for use. All the convenience of a tent, but with the protection of a modular structure, and much cheaper.
The inventors are engineers pursuing a master's degree in industrial design engineering at the Royal College of Art in London. William Crawford and Peter Brewin came up with the idea when they were thinking of an entry for the annual British Cement Association competition for new and innovative uses of concrete.

I want one.


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