Flatpack Unfolds Into Instant Shelter


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Designboom shows us a clever flatpack shelter design from Adrian Lippmann of Form-Al. "these tent like structures are unsupported mini-houses made of light composite panels to be used as disaster relief shelters. developed with only a few elements, each panel comes in relatively small dimensions resulting in a compact building design."

Unfortunately there are no pictures of it folded up. But unfolded, it encloses about 80 square feet and can be expanded to about 180 square feet. Designboom writes:

The shelters are shipped flat and are assembled manually by first folding the walls and roof to attain the basic shape. adjustable substructures are then mounted and placed on top of this primary construction to finalize the building.

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