Concrete Canvas

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in Misc
http://www.concretecanvas.org.uk/

A building in a bag.
There are 16 comments:
Male 223
no solar panel?? No carbon-fiber outhouse? Stupid americans, tryng to hand out aid, with the left hand!! We want jacuzzis!!!
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Female 205
One of the coolest links I`ve seen on i-a-b in a while.
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Male 376
read #2 to show that it wont be a large amont of money

http://s146224806.websitehome.co.uk/cc/4%20-%20Key%20Facts.jpg

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Male 730
i looked at that entire site twice over. who says they dont have a prototype? (its probobly on the title page, but i still missed it! so for now im indignant)
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Male 24
The gas canister alone would cost a grand for one time use. You couldn`t use a normal compressor because it would be too slow. Imagine the pressure nessesary to lift 600 Lbs of cement and cement sets in less then 40 minutes. How would you effectively hydrate the cement inside a sealed bag before it sets? The air tight inner membrane might cost a thousand dollars. The undisclosed impregnated fiber is not going to be cheap. The cement has to remain wet while it cures. how is that managed? The desert is too cold at night and too hot during the day. Where do you find the perfect conditions for setting one of these up? Plus three of them would flatten a normal pickup. Theres a reason these guys don`t even have a prototype. The concept is unworkable.
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Male 1,808
simply brilliant.
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Male 1,399
Nothing beats concrete as a cheap, durable building material.

Forget temporary; a lot of people could use these as homes. Ever seen a yurt?

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Male 730
^dont judge to fast targo. its basically a house. an inflatable, transportable house. also, they didnt say how much they would cost. and if we can FLY TANKS ACROSS THE MOTHER EFFING WORLD, we can transport these.
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Male 24
It will be too expensive to purchase and transport. It`s about spreading money as far as possible, not building the Taj Mahal of refugee tents.
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Male 11,739
That`s brilliant. There will be many applications for it and I`m sure there will be other versions of it developed as well. Excellent.
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Female 52
yea i saw it on dragons den too. I love that show
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Male 19
this was on dragons den, the people they were pitching their idea to didnt like it because it dosnt have any ends just two big holes no doors and also they said people wouldnt use it because things like that where only needed to be temporary.
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Male 17
Very neat idea. Could be used world wide for a various of things. I agree with you TokenBabe about underdevelped countries. Also could help out after natural disasters.
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Male 2,216
yakkitori, please get a life, no one cares if you`re the first person to post a reply, especially when you`re only doing it to claim "FIRST POST!¬!!!!!!1111" and arent actually saying anything.
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Female 533
That`s feckin` BRILLIANT!!!!! I sent an email to the UNHCR telling them abou the website...Think how many people in underdeveloped countries this could help.
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Male 10,115
Link: Concrete Canvas [Rate Link] - A building in a bag.
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