The Earth Shell – Sheltering the City in Green

The lack of green space in the city and the lack of space to create green spaces render a gloomy city. “A verdant roof may form part of an effective strategy for both cooling buildings and helping combat climate change” according to new research published inProceedings of the American National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on February 11 2014.
“The Earth Shell” shall be adaptive in form and use, easy to assemble and disassemble, modular, light-weight and compact, making it feasible as a do-it-yourself project for any building resident and applied on any roof.

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Ahmad Nouraldeen – Lebanon

Ahmad Nouraldeen – Lebanon

Ahmad Nouraldeen Nawwaf studied Architecture at the American University in Beirut Lebanon and applied for the Transsolar Academy with a Bachelor Degree. Ahmad returned to Beirut and works as an Architet, teaches at AUB DILab and continued to study structural engineering at the Open University TU Berlin. Update:
2017 The third place in the category for his design of a tent for refugee camps by Messe Frankfurt: Inspiring Architecture Award for "Textile Structures for New Buildings"
2017 First place in the 2017 Fabric Structures Student Design Challenge: “Tenso Refugee Shelter” The Fabric Structures Association (FSA), a division of Industrial fabrics Association International (IFAI), at IFAI Expo in New Orleans on Sept. 28th 2017
Tenso Refugee Shelter” is a non-permanent structure to be used as a weather-protected shelter for refugees.