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Different Types of Shelters

  • Shelters protect us from harsh weather conditions, animals and other dangers.
  • With time the structures, designs, patterns and utilities of shelters evolved.
  • Nowadays, architects design houses and buildings using modern instruments and equipment.
  • Different types of shelter are made for particular purposes like temporary tents and caravans are used while hitch hiking and camping, houseboats are used for leisure etc.
types of shelter

Why Do We Need Shelter?

Question 1:

What Is a Foyer Area?

Answer:

  • The lobby or waiting area at the entryway to a home is called a foyer area.
  • It is just a passage which can be decorated to add aesthetic value to the house.
  • The foyer area connects the main door with the living room.
Foyer Area

Question 2:

What Is a Driveway?

Answer:

  • A driveway is a narrow road which leads the garages to the main road.
  • Only the house owners can access it.
  • Driveways may or may not have traffic signals.
  • Driveways can be used for parking and repairing cars.
What Is a Driveway

Question 3:

Why Are Fireplaces Built in Houses?

Answer:

  • Fireplaces are built in colder regions as they keep the house warm.
  • Although central heating systems are used to keep houses warm, some vintage houses still have fireplaces.
Fireplace

Question 4:

Name Some Insulating Materials That Are Used to Make Walls.

Answer:

Some insulating materials that are used to make walls are:

  • Glasswool insulation
  • Foil insulation
  • Spray foam insulation
  • Earthwool insulation
  • Insulation boards
  • Polyester insulation
  • Rockwool insulation
Insulating walls

Different Types of Shelters

Question 1:

Why are Most of the Houses in Amsterdam Crooked?

Answer:

  • In Amsterdam, many houses are crooked because of their bulky weight.
  • When the houses were built, they were not crooked, but adding more floors one by one made them overweight, which is why the façade of these houses are crooked.
Different Types of Shelters

Question 2:

What Is a Banjiha?

Answer:

  • A banjiha is a semi-basement house primarily found in the cheap neighbourhoods of South Korea.
  • These are backward housing models that the poor people of society use.
  • Life in a banjiha is unhygienic because a little rain can waterlog these houses.
Banjiha

Question 3:

What Is the Meaning of Caravanserai?

Answer:

  • A caravanserai is a roadside inn where a group of people can rest after a long tiring journey.
  • These are mostly found throughout the silk route.
  • The traders used to take shelter and rest for a few hours to a few days in these places.
Meaning of Caravanserai
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