We have shown quite a few emergency shelter designs, but Rafael Smith may have come up with the first high-density multi-storey one. "This project is a shelter solution that meets the needs of emergency response but also provides victims with a more personal place to live; a base unit that can serve as a very basic shelter but also have the capabilities to upgrade and implement modern infrastructure. This shelter is also stackable. Many alternative housing solutions deal with small scale but can’t cope with large scale displaced populations."
"There are 5 points that have been the focus during the design of this shelter. The shelter must be:
1) Easily transportable, collapsible and able to be shipped flat.
2) Built of recyclable materials and have the ability to be reused.
3) Easy to erect and assembled with few or no tools.
4) Amenable to infrastructure?can be used as a basic structure, but have the capabilities to upgrade and implement modern conveniences.
Given the length of time people are stuck in tents, shelters and trailers, having some privacy and more than one room is a nice feature. Being able to add solar, fridge and stove in a phase II is also clever. More at ::Future Design
The Hexayurt: Efficient Emergency Shelter :
Gimme Shelter : Designing for Disaster
Pallet-House: Modular Refugee Housing
Zip- Shelter : Housing For Those Without
Design for the Other 90%