The 'Snowcap' deployable emergency shelter concept is a piece of equipment imagined for extreme conditions to help individuals maintain safety when in environments where the elements threaten their life. The structure features an origami Mylar material that would work to reflect heat into the pod-like shelter, while the lightweight fiberglass structure would hold it in place. This would enable it to be a cost-effective solution that could be deployed for use in mere seconds.
The 'Snowcap' deployable emergency shelter concept is the design work of Samuel Charles Barratt and Henry Glogau, and was tested in five different locations in Alaska during an expedition lasting a month. The structure is the winner of a Best of the Best Red Dot Design Award for 2020.
The 'Snowcap' Emergency Shelter Concept is Arctic-Ready
1. Harsh Environment Emergency Shelters - The development of portable, deployable emergency shelters that can withstand and provide safety in severe weather conditions.
2. Origami Materials - The use of origami-inspired materials in product and architectural design in order to maximize functionality, durability, and sustainability.
3. Cost-effective Solutions - The creation and implementation of cost-effective solutions that can quickly be deployed in emergency situations.
1. Architecture and Design - Opportunities exist for architects and designers to incorporate origami-inspired materials and innovative design features into emergency shelter designs.
2. Outdoor and Adventure Industry - Companies in the outdoor and adventure industry can expand their product offerings to include portable emergency shelters for extreme environments.
3. Emergency Management - Emergency management organizations can invest in innovative emergency shelters that can provide quick and reliable safety measures in a variety of harsh environments.