Polish architects Damian Granosik, Jakub Kulisa and Piotr Panczyk created a conceptual design for a collapsible structure that can offer relief in remote disaster-stricken zones. Titled Skyshelter.zip, the award-winning concept unfolds like an accordion. When packed, the collapsible structure is wide as its base. The architects designed the Skyshelter.zip with the purpose of having it suspended under military helicopters to help provide shelter or have workers access remote areas with impassable roads.
Once suspended, the structure can be anchored in place and raised up by a "load-bearing helium balloon." One can control the amount of air that goes into blowing up the Skyshelter.zip and, therefore, control its height and the number of floors — which are comprised of lightweight 3D-printed slabs that are strong enough to resist wind.
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