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Paper Art-Inspired Shelters

The Origami House by Architecture Global Aid is Ideal for Emergencies

— May 10, 2014 — Eco
It is a sad thought to dwell on, but natural disasters appear to be getting worse with every year that passes, making creations like the Origami House a necessity. The Origami House is an emergency shelter that was introduced after the devastating earthquake that hit Japan. It was meant to be a temporary solution, but because of its ease to make and assemble, it took on a life of its own.

Designed by Architecture Global Aid, the Origami House is not just a great alternative to the bleak government issued shelters due to its spaciously peaked design, it is practical after the fact as well. It can be used as a table when put away as a shelter. Made out of wood painted bright colors, they float and are easily identifiable during floods.
Trend Themes
1. Paper Art-inspired Shelters - The trend of using paper art as inspiration for emergency shelters presents opportunities for innovative and visually appealing designs.
2. Origami House - The Origami House is an example of a disruptive innovation in the field of emergency shelter solutions, offering a temporary yet practical and easily identifiable option.
3. Spacious and Multi-functional Designs - The trend towards designing emergency shelters that are spacious and have multi-functional capabilities creates opportunities for improved comfort and usability during crises.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Design - The architecture and design industry can explore creative ways to use innovative materials and incorporate visually appealing elements into emergency shelter solutions inspired by paper art.
2. Disaster Relief and Emergency Management - The disaster relief and emergency management industry can incorporate origami-inspired designs like the Origami House to provide more efficient and effective temporary shelters after natural disasters.
3. Social Impact and Humanitarian Aid - The social impact and humanitarian aid sector can support the development and deployment of paper art-inspired shelters, addressing the urgent need for temporary housing solutions in times of crisis.
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