WY-TO architects develop flat-pack disaster shelter for southeast asia
 
WY-TO architects develop flat-pack disaster shelter for southeast asia
apr 28, 2016

WY-TO architects develop flat-pack disaster shelter for southeast asia

WY-TO architects develop flat-pack disaster shelter for southeast asia
all images courtesy of WY-TO architects

 

 

 

venice architecture biennale 2016. singapore-based WY-TO architects put their expertise to the test to create a shelter solution for the asian pacific region, where a staggering 42.9% of natural disasters occur. the ‘living shelter’ is an affordable, collapsible unit that’s easy to ship and can be assembled by small teams without tools.

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the ‘shelter’ is naturally ventilated and doesn’t require a level surface to be built upon

 

 

 

the ‘shelter’ is based on the kampung house, typical of southeast asia. it features openings that ensure natural ventilation, can be built on uneven ground, and all included components can be dismantled and reused post-emergency. besides privacy and security, ‘living shelter’ incorporates basic needs such as solar electricity, water collection, and multi-purpose furnishings. WY-TO architects’ design will be presented at the 2016 venice architecture biennale, and is currently seeking project funds through indiegogo here.   

 

video courtesy of WY-TO architects

 

 

 

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WY-TO architects living shelter natural disasters
the mobile unit is adapted specifically for tropical climates 

WY-TO architects develop flat-pack disaster shelter for southeast asia
‘living shelter’ community 

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dimensions

WY-TO architects living shelter natural disasters
day and night functions 

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structure breakdown 

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energy systems and built-in comforts 

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logistics 

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assembly sequence 

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • Cant quite see how it will be able to adapt to uneven surfaces. I think its far to fragile and complex . I have worked in emergency situations and the pictures of it in use do not illustrate the reality and they look like a typical high street! These will get damaged and trashed very quickly and the parts just reused / sold . Really architects live in a fantasy world

    Diana

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