Fold-Flat Shelter: Disaster Relief Housing

Fold-Flat Shelter: Disaster Relief Housing

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Michelle Chin
Mar 28, 2011

Architects the world over have been trying to solve the problem of housing the displaced due to disaster or conflict. The Fold-Flat Shelter debuted at last year's DMY International Design Festival, Berlin and requires a mere 8 sq.m (approx 26 ft) of floorspace and can be expanded to 13-18 sq. m (42 - 60 ft).

Developed by Adrian Lippmann, founder of interior design firm form-al, the structure is made of composite materials and shipped as a flat-pack. Once unpacked, the panels are manually folded and, self-supporting once assembled. Read more about it at designboom.

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(Images: Adrian Lippmann / designboom)

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