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Watch: Amazing Ready-To-Use ‘Foldable’ Buildings Expand & Compact Automatically
By Yoon Sann Wong, 13 Jul 2017
Don’t let these innocuous container-like structures fool you—within ten minutes or so, they can transform into fully-functional living spaces with the help of levers that extend, fold, rotate, arch, stabilize, and more.
The company behind these “foldable” buildings is none other than TEN FOLD Engineering. The housing, retail, and office solutions can travel on, and apparently self-unload from a standard truck. You don’t need any builders, cranes or foundations to expand the unit. Its levers enable the structure to self-deploy—a reversible process—in little time using scant power. Its modular feature allows you to stack units together for scalability.
In the first video below, the brand showcases a 64-square-meter unit, made in conjunction with G3industry, which opens and closes in 10 minutes using a hand-held battery-powered drill. “Everything you see in the unit at the end of the film was already inside it at the start, with room to spare,” says the brand.
You can also watch how its ‘Beach Hut’ and ‘Cabin Box’ demo units unfold below, and visit TEN FOLD Engineering to learn more about the buildings.
[via Ufunk.net, videos via TEN FOLD Engineering, image via video screenshot]
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