The Temporary Compact Structure Houses Displaced People in Emergencies

By: Alyson Wyers - Jul 23, 2015
References: designnobis & coolbusinessideas
One of the most important things in the aftermath of a catastrophic event is making sure people's basic needs are taken care of, which is what this post-disaster shelter is about. Created by Hakan G├╝rsu of Designnobis, Tentative has an extremely compact, flat-pack design and measures just 30 cm when unpacked. The award-winning structure reflects an enormous need. In 2013 natural disasters displaced 22 million people.

The disaster shelter is constructed from fiberglass shells and a quilted material that is durable, weather resistant and thermally insulated. The flooring is also insulated with recycled composite decks, while legs keep it off the cold ground. The roof collects water while offering light and ventilation too. The portable solution is suitable for a variety of climates and fits a family of four.