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Title:
METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING A TEMPORARY FULL-SIZE STRUCTURE FOR DISPLAY
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2000/070158
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A temporary, non-transportable full-size structure of a house or part thereof for display. The structure can be re-formed according to the liking of the client who wishes to see the proposed house before it is actually built (Figs. 5A and 5B). The structure is not meant to be used for living. The structure is to be built according to the actual architectural plans and is ready in a few hours. When the structure is ready it gives the customer the actual space feeling. By changing the structure, the customer is able to make amendments to the architectural plans while observing the outcome of the changes in full-size. The structure is formed from foamed plastic cubes or foamed polyurethane cubes or any other similar material, which is light and has a cubical or rectangular shape (Fig. 2).

Inventors:
Rotem, On (Kfar Hess, 40692, IL)
Yahalom, Yosef (Kfar Hess, 40692, IL)
Application Number:
PCT/IL1999/000249
Publication Date:
November 23, 2000
Filing Date:
May 12, 1999
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
Rotem, On (Kfar Hess, 40692, IL)
Yahalom, Yosef (Kfar Hess, 40692, IL)
International Classes:
E04B2/14; G09B25/04; (IPC1-7): E04B1/12; A63H33/00
Foreign References:
US2691242A
US2150707A
US4051642A
US2754620A
US4706429A
US4939881A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Presenti, Sarah (Marmurek Street 17 Tel Aviv, 64254, IL)
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Claims:
Claims: We claim:
1. A temporary, non transportable fullsize structure of a house or part thereof for display comprising various foamed plastic cubes, polyurethane cubes or the like in different shapes all of which have a flat panel with projections on one side and sockets on the other side for matching with other cubes.
2. A temporary. non transportable fullsize structure according to claim 1 wherein the walls are composed of various cubes of different shapes. connected bv a metal U profile and are movable independently of each other.
3. A temporary, nontransportable fullsize structure according to claim I wherein the change of size of walls or windows is performed with the use of smaller cubes.
4. A temporary, nontransportable fullsize structure according to claim 1 wherein the roof surface made of same light material is not permanently connected to the walls and is placed on the walls and thus not affected by size changes of the structure.
5. A temporary, nontransportable fullsize structure according to claim 1 wherein the floor surface made of same light material, is plane with grid lines. like paving. for receiving the necessary proportions.
6. A temporary, nontransportable fullsize structure according to claim 1 wherein rolling gadget, containing decoration material, like cloth, wallpaper or nylon, are attached to the upper part of the walls to cover the interior part of the house in order to give the right color impression. The decoration material is attached, either to the floor or to the lower cubes by gluing strips.
Description:
Method of Constructing a Temporary Full-Size Structure for Display Field and Background of the Invention This invention relates generally to temporary, non-transportable full-size structures of houses or part thereof for disp) ay purposes only. The full-size structure can be re-formed according to the liking of the customer who wishes to see the proposed house before it is actually built. The structure is not meant to be used for living. The structure is to be built according to the actual architectural plans and is ready in a few hours. When the structure is ready it gives the customer the actual space feeling. By changing the structure. the customer is able to make amendments to the architectural plans while observing the outcome of the changes in full-size.

The invention has the object of providing for architects or builders, within hours, a cheap full-size model of the house ordered by the customer, on which architectural changes can be made. The invention, comprising various foamed plastic cubes, poiyurethane cubes or the like in different shapes all of which have a flat panel with projections on one side and sockets on the other side for matching with other, cubes. The walls are composed of various cubes of different shapes, connected by a metal U profile. Since the cubes, which form the walls, are just closely placed on each other. they are movable independently of each other.

The walls can be moved by a push on the sliding surface. The size changes of a wall or a window can be performed with the use of smaller cubes. The roof surface, which is made of the same light material. is placed on the walls. Since the roof is not permanently connected to the walls, the changes in size of walls or windows do not affect its size. The floor surface, which is made of the same light

material, is plane with grid lines. like paving, for receiving the necessary proportions. Rolling gadget, containing decoration material. like cloth, wallpaper or nylon. are attached to the upper part of the walls to cover the interior part of the house in order to give the right color impression. The decoration material is attached, either to the floor or to the lower cubes by gluing strips.

The structure may or may not comprise a supporting telescopic aluminum framework.

Brief description of the drawing: Fig. 1: shows an ensemble perspective of the invention in the use, without the aluminum framework.

Fig. 2: shows a sample of one cube.

Fig. 3: shows the connection between two walls by a metal U profile.

Fig 4: shows a wall with the rolling gadgets, partly open to show the wall covered with decoration material. which is attached to the lower part of the wall.

Figs 5A & 5B: figs 5A shows a wall with a window and fig 5B shows a change in window's size.