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Turtle-inspired bamboo shelter contracts to half its size in case of extreme weather

27 November 2019

Hurricane blowing sea inland causing flooding.

The structure was inspired by the traditional Filipino bahay-kubo houses. The main frame is comprised of 12-centimetre-wide bamboo poles with trusses built in between for added stability.

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Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify that technology involves people designing and making technological outcomes for an identified purpose 1
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to critique the role of technology in the development of sustainable environments 8

Image courtesy of David Mark from Pixabay.

Keywords: architecture, shelter, biomimicry, construction and mechanical, materials, characteristics of technology

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