Let's go camping! In tense times you need tents

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Sparks Architects
credit: Sparks Architects

Here again, the question of what is a tent and what isn't comes up. I consider this to be a house with a tensile roof of the kind popularized by German engineer Frei Otto. But Kim writes about this building:

Tents have been a form of portable housing since nomadic humans figured out how to build, assemble and disassemble them, carrying these lightweight structures as a home-on-the-move, following their animals during seasonal migrations from pasture to pasture. No matter how settled we are, many of us still find delight in the freedom and lightness that the occasional tent-camping trip offers.

But does that do any of those things? Judge for yourself on TreeHugger: Modern Australian tent house seamlessly brings nature inside

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