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You wouldn't want to spend weeks and weeks living in an Origami Shelter, but the concept is an exceptional one as a solution to keeping survivors a smidgeon more comfortable in the wake of a natural disaster. Perfect for bridging the resource-lacking gap as rescue and relief work get underway, the little huts can be erected out in the open or used to establish indoor communities where space is available.

Using the principles of the art of folding paper, Doowon Suh devised this system of lightweight, flatpacked dwellings that can be easily transported to earthquake, flood or hurricane-ravaged landscapes. One person alone would be capable of building an Origami Shelter in as quickly as a few minutes, ideal for becoming a temporary home, a hospital, storage or more.