The past few weeks has been a critical time for emergency design as Haiti struggles to recover from the massive earthquake that has cost its capital thousands of homes and lives. This week we brought you several versatile disaster-proof emergency shelters as well as a plan to use shipping containers as emergency housing. We also covered how Architecture for Humanity is taking a different approach to Haiti by focusing upon carefully planned response, recovery and reconstruction using locally-sourced materials and designs. If you're able to donate anything to help send aid to Haiti please do -- you can even recycle your old cellphones to help!THE WEEK IN GREEN DESIGN
ANNOUNCING OUR HYMINI WINNER!
Your response to our Hymini Wind and Solar Charger Giveaway blew us away! We received over 150 great entries, but in the end we had to narrow it down to just one, and the winner is... Syd! Congratulations to our winner, and if you'd like to check out more great green gadgets like those featured in this giveaway be sure to check out the Greener Gadgets Conference in NYC on February 25th!
Design your Own Electric Vehicle With the Trexa EV
LG Unveils Flexible Electronic Newspaper
Stunning Solar Roof Rises Over Perugia, Italy
Gigantic Mexican Megacrystals Created by Climate Change
London’s Olympic Stadium Made of Recycled Guns
Britain Announces 1,300 Square Miles of Wind Power
KIDS STORIES FROM INHABITOTS
Kinetic Jump Rope Transforms Kinetic Energy Into Light
Kitchen Table Transforms Into a Playhouse!
WEARABLE STORIES FORM ECOUTERRE
18th Century Gown Made From Discarded Radiator Copper
Artist Turns Barbie Body Parts Into Disturbing Jewelry
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Win a Beautorium Green Beauty Kit!
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Thanks for reading everyone, we'll see you next week!
Jill, Yuka & Mike
Your faithful Inhabitat editors