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szdaily -> Tech and Science
House can be unfolded in 10 minutes
    2017-July-26  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

十分钟就能自动造好的房子

British engineers have developed an incredible* flat-packed* house that can be unfolded in 10 minutes.

The adaptable unit can then be packed up with all its furnishings and transported on a truck just as quickly.

Inventor David Martyn said its built-in* folding partitions and storage space allow it to be used as a home, classrooms, business spaces, pop-up shops*, hospital operating theaters* and emergency shelters for refugees*. Furnishing such as sofas, beds, chairs, and tables can be tucked away in storage spaces and the whole unit is folded away and relocated in a truck without any specialist tools.

Martyn and his team of four engineers have spent seven years developing and patenting their designs.

He said: “It could make the option for someone to own a building who doesn’t own the land. This is a real solid building that doesn’t have to stay in the same place.”

His 10 Folds house can also be fitted with solar panels and attachable units connecting them to the national electrical grid*. “It’s totally like any normal house and the only issue is that these units can be devised so they can be plugged into traditional infrastructure*,” said Martyn.

Martyn, an architect, who said his children pay extortionate* rents in London, said he was inspired to build transportable flat-packed homes after watching a truck go past him.

Explaining his idea to use levers to allow a house to fold in on itself, he said: “It was eventually during that reflective process that I worked out that you could link bits of the buildings together so that the things that went up were balanced with the bits that went down with no power. In some cases there are jacks that do this but you don’t need cranes, builders or equipment and that makes it agile in a different way.”(SD-Agencies)

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