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Hugon Kowalski of Polish firm H3AR architecture and design recently created ‘Instant House’ for an international student competition in Milan. The theme was that of a temporary residential mini unit, linked to the presence of young people with high levels of territorial mobility connected to particular metropolitan events.the concept includes concrete cylinders, made from styrofoam concrete (which increasesthe acoustics and insulation and is twelve times lighter than normal concrete). This concretecontains TI02, which will reduce air pollution. In 2014 it will be possible to produce concrete from rice husks which reduce carbon dioxide emissions during the making process.

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