Our world today is regularly being challenged by both natural and man-made disasters, which take a little time to come, but leave behind people struggling to find a safe place to live until the conditions can be improved. For use in such areas, designers at Carter Williamson Architects have come up with a sustainable Emergency Shelter, a housing prototype that can be deployed easily and can be configured to suit any climate or orientation.
With the ability to transport cheaply to even the most remote locations around the globe, the Emergency Shelter is based on a 2.4 meter unit system of standard material lengths and can be assembled in just one day by two people. The designers believe that if being used in a disaster zone, the shelter can be made using objects and materials retrieved from debris and once built, it can comfortably accommodate 8-10 people with a mezzanine level for sleeping and privacy.
Arch Daily notes that beyond emergency relief, the ecological dwelling can also be used as a flexible module of space that can become a holiday house, a remote research laboratory or even serve as a mining accommodation.