RED+HOUSING Emergency Shelter Prototype

RED+HOUSING Emergency Shelter Prototype

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Regina Yunghans
Aug 26, 2009

New York's OBRA Architects developed RED+HOUSING as housing for disaster relief. Made for temporary use, the structures use methods that allow for quick construction, easy transport, and minimum waste...

"In China the project is proposed almost entirely in bamboo plywood, one of earth's most renewable of materials. The cover fabric can also be considered as woven out of waterproof bamboo fibers."

We're inspired by the design's beauty in the face of such stringent requirements. We figure, if temporary emergency housing can be made with such an eye toward good design, so can any home.

See the rest of RED+HOUSING at OBRA Architects. Or read up on another of their projects, this time for small urban apartments: URBIA Furniture System from OBRA Architects.

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