Cabins for the Sahara

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Year:1958
This project was based on a metal sheet + isolation ‘skin’ stretched onto frames (the two frontal ‘sun-screens’ and the central door frame).
Themes: - simple technology
-Mobile Architecture
- prefabricated constructions

Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1958
Study for a way to address the post war housing problem in North Africa with very simple and cheap materials. The cabins have overall sun shelters and inlets in the form of trellises to create cooling by air.
Themes: - simple technology
-Mobile Architecture
- prefabricated constructions

Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1958
Study for a way to address the post war housing problem in North Africa with very simple and cheap materials (cabins).
Themes: - simple technology
-Mobile Architecture
- prefabricated constructions

Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1957
Types of roofs for public spaces. These were intended for climates where shade is necessary to survive.
Themes: - simple technology
-Mobile Architecture
- prefabricated constructions

Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1957
Study on organizing cabins as city quarters, hanging in a frame, with technical specifications
Themes: - simple technology
-Mobile Architecture
- prefabricated constructions

Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1957
Study on organizing cabins within the trihedral system. Also used instead of cabins are huge pipes, creating air vents.
Themes: - simple technology
-Mobile Architecture
- prefabricated constructions

Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1957
Studies on organizing cabins within the trihedral system and the access points
Themes: - simple technology
-Mobile Architecture
- prefabricated constructions

Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1957
Studies on trellis shapes, meant to serve as a natural air vent. Studies on sun shades.
Themes: - simple technology
-Mobile Architecture
- prefabricated constructions

Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1957
Studies on sun protection for a cabin structure
Themes: - simple technology
-Mobile Architecture
- prefabricated constructions

Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1957
Studies on grouping cabins in quarters with communal use.
Themes: - simple technology
-Mobile Architecture
- prefabricated constructions

Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1958
The ‘Sahara-Cabines’, a project for an oil company
Themes: - simple technology
-Mobile Architecture
- prefabricated constructions

Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1958
The ‘Sahara-Cabines’, an assembly of stacked containers with the openings for ventilation.
Themes: - simple technology
-Mobile Architecture
- prefabricated constructions

Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1957-1958
Here the idea of cheap housing in a hot climate by means of stacking huge pipes is worked out for a holiday resort, Club Méditerranée.
Themes: - simple technology
-Mobile Architecture
- prefabricated constructions

Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis