Efficient shelter designs to make disasters less disastrous

Only a disaster struck person knows the importance of an emergency shelter. Nature has given us the best of facilities but sometimes nature takes everything back and leaves people to survive in emergency shelters offered by the administration. Sometimes, the shelters are not fully equipped and people are forced to live in them until they get back to their normal life. Some designers have tried to understand this situation and have come up with some extraordinary concepts of emergency shelter designs that can enable a disaster struck person to spend the bad times in somewhat more comfort.


Uber Shelter

Uber Shelter

Rafael Smith is the designer behind this amazing concept of an emergency shelter that is adept at fulfilling the needs of a person during disastrous events. It is a folding shelter that can be easily transported to a disaster stricken area. A few tools and a little bit time is all you need to make this shelter fit to use. This is a green concept, as recycled and reusable material makes Uber shelter. This shelter can accommodate two to three personal rooms.


Haven shelter system

Haven

Haven is a rapid deployment temporary shelter system for people in war areas and during times of calamity. You can flatten it in no time and easily transport it to wherever and whenever you like. Haven is lightweight and offers improved protection against disaster. The solar panels in Haven will enable people to use their electronic devices and to communicate with their loved ones.


Mastodon Mobile Skyscraper

Mastodon Mobile Skyscraper

It is a green concept, a skyscraper emergency shelter to serve disaster survivors. It is a brainchild of Adrian Ariosa and Doy Laufer. The shelter is built on vehicles that can easily move through rocky terrains. The shelter contains solar panels, rain water system, and wind turbines to make the lives of the survivors comfortable.


Eco Factor

Eco Factor

Eco factor is again a concept that will work on renewable energy. It is easy to deploy, and it can be air dropped in unapproachable areas. It uses sunlight to fulfill the electricity need; a rainwater tank on the roof serves for water needs. After use, it can be folded and sent for recycling.


Accordion Tent

Accordion Tent

Accordion tent takes its shape from the musical instrument accordion that turns small when you squeeze and becomes large when you expand it. Similarly, accordion tent is tiny when folded and big when unfolded.

Summary

Emergency shelters are a necessity for disaster stricken areas. Conventional methods provide shelter, but cannot keep up with the idea of modern comfort and lifestyle. Modern design can propose cost effective, easy to transport shelters that will allow people to find relative comfort in the shelter.

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