The modular dwellings for emergency situations that the Swedish company IKEA has developed in collaboration with the United Nations will soon be in production. The initial quantity is 10,000. Starting this summer, these prefabricated homes will be sent to UNHCR camps. Replacing the traditional tents of shelters to date, these temporary units are designed to address the basic living needs of five occupants. Made to have a thermal insulating effect and last over three years, the laminated polymer panels that form the modules are fixed to a metal frame of tubes, nodes, and tensors. Each shelter is packed in a 2.5 x 2 meter box and can be assembled in a matter of four hours.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.