The Urban Catepillar by Abby Brazier Shelters the Less Fortunate

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 26, 2010 • References: abbylaurenbrazierrbonmade &
I find it admirable that there are so many designs and innovations popping up for the homeless such as the Urban Catepillar. Not only is homelessness an epidemic in urban settings, the number of natural disasters that have hit the world lately has inspired many designers to help in any way that they can. One such designer is Abby Brazier.

Brazier's Urban Catepillar design is a sleeping pod that shields its users from the cold, wind and rain. An instant shelter, it will hopefully save lives if put into production. Stats for Homeless Sleeping Pods Trending: Older & Warm
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Concept: Urban Catepillar
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Segment: Neutral, 18-55+
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