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Parachute Shelter Delivers Tents from the Air to Victims on Broken Ground

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: tuvie
A refuge with something resembling a roof and walls is vital for the safety and comfort of human lives -- especially amidst the volatile environment following a natural disaster. The Parachute Shelter project proposes a clever way to deliver safe havens and supplies to victims of earthquakes, hurricanes and floods with a system of canopy-strapped packages dropped from relief airplanes.

Designers Kwon Do-hyuk, Lee Bum-ho, Kim Seok-woo, Seo Dong-han, and In Sung-hoon intelligently avoided any reliance on potentially damaged roads, allowing tents and provisions to be delivered to specific locations with accuracy and efficiency by planes and helicopters. The innovative refuges are actually the umbrellas that break the fall of their suspended armored boxes. The Parachute Shelter is consequently an assembly-free emergency abode that comes with a crate of clothing, blankets, food, water and First Aid equipment.