Type

Self-initiated project

Programme

A designed flat-pack capsule adapted for people living in South-East Asia suffering from natural disaster

Location

South-East Asia

Timeline

10/2015

Area

6 sqm

Budget

Undisclosed

Partner

POD Structures Pte. Ltd

The Living Shelter is an affordable collapsible capsule, easy to ship, assemble and dismantle in any kind of tropical environment

TIME TO TAKE ACTION

As world citizens and professional architects and engineers based in Singapore, we felt the urge to support the populations affected by these catastrophes. We decided to use our skills to create a shelter solution designed specifically for the climate, geography, and cultural habits of Southeast Asia.

LIVING SHELTER: A SMART TYPE OF HOUSING
The Living Shelter
is an affordable collapsible capsule, easy to ship and assemble in any kind of tropical environment.

Inspired by the typical Southeast Asia kampung’ house, the Living Shelter is designed with openings that ensure natural ventilation. The engineering system provides sturdiness and adaptability to hot and humid weather conditions.

MORE THAN JUST A SHELTER

Living Shelter is responding to the emergency and transitional phases. Moreover all components and system can be easily dismantled and reused separately in an entire new building on a more durable term.

The Living Shelter offers not only privacy and security, but also basic needs such as electricity, water and furniture. It includes a water bag for water collection, a built-in solar panel on the roof to charge phone and provide light, and built-in foldable furniture such as bed, hammocks, shelves, plus portable furniture. All conveniently packed in a flat pack.

The concept can be easily developed and adapted to other climate context. By fulfilling the basic needs of dwelling, this ergonomic, safe and durable shelter would effectively ease the burden of the affected populations during the disaster relief process.

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Type

Projet auto-géneré

Programme

Habitat d’urgence répondant aux exigences spécifiques de l’Asie du Sud-Est

Localisation

Asie du Sud-Est

Calendrier

10/2015

Surface

6 m2

Budget

Non communiqué

Collaborateur

POD Structures Pte. Ltd.

Living Shelter est une solution d’habitation performante économiquement, facilement transportable et offrant les dernières innovations technologiques et techniques.

Il est alarmant de constater que 43% des catastrophes naturelles sont localisées en Asie et dans le Pacifique. Aussi l’équipe WY-TO Singapour s’est associée à des ingénieurs locaux – POD Structures – afin de développer le projet d’un habitat d’urgence répondant aux exigences spécifiques de l’Asie du Sud-Est. Living Shelter combine l’ingénierie d’une structure légère pliable avec la conception adaptée au contexte géographique, climatique et aux habitudes culturelles des populations.

L’ingéniosité du concept est la modularité des divers éléments. La conception de cette capsule est telle que les composants peuvent être facilement remplaçables pour s’adapter à différents contextes climatiques. Par ailleurs des solutions d’assemblage peuvent être envisagées afin d’agrandir les espaces vivables pour d’autre besoins (logistiques, éducatifs, collectivités).

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