Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Mobile homes for emergency needs



I was just chatting with my roommate Lauren about emergency needs after a housing disaster.

What if the population in shock could have access to an immediate home? What if the solution were carefully designed by the local community with the essential means for comfort ? Could this bring them away from the drama? What if these new form of housing were mobile and as such, easily and quickly transportable to arrive in a timely fashion. An instant support. Even though the ideal scenario for this type of emergency situation lies in prevention, what if we could offer a quick fix?

It seems some designers have thought about all this in the form of an inflatable home made of concrete. More info ->here<-

Architecture & Interiors: Inflatable Concrete, Flexible long-term shelters for disaster relief by Peter Brewin and William Crawford at RCA

All the materials to create a robust and durable concrete shelter for disaster relief are combined within a plastic sack.The sacks can be easily transported to the necessary location. Water is added to the sack on site and the plastic inner can then be inflated to create a shelter. The concrete mix covering the inner sets in 4 hours leaving a structure that has a 15 year life-span, keeping cool during the day and retaining heat through the night.


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Posted by Cati Vaucelle @ Architectradure
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