Garrison Architects has built a prototype design for the New York City Office of Emergency Management. The housing unit is meant to be easily assembled and provide fast and safe shelter options following a state of emergency in the city.
From the outside the building looks similar to other shipping container designs that are popping up around the world. The difference with this is that it can be put together in under 15 hours, and is specifically intended for living after a disaster has struck. All things considered the housing units are quite spacious, and each one comes equipped with a balcony.
Hopefully there will be no need to use a housing unit like this one built by Garrison Architects, but at least New York is now more prepared in states of emergency.
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