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Digital Origami Shelter by LAVA

Shelter LAVA

Project: Digital Origami Shelter
Designed by LAVA
Website: www.l-a-v-a.net & l-a-v-a.blogspot.com
Talented designers at LAVA create a molecule inspired Digital Origami Shelter, for more images and to fully understand the concept continue after the jump:

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From the Architects:

LAVA’s Digital Origami Emergency Shelter is a concept for an inhabited molecule. The design is based on a water-molecule, referencing the Japanese Metabolist movement`s idea of prefabricated capsules as living space. 

The base molecule can be shipped as a flat pack, cut out of local plywood, or dropped off by a helicopter. The interior can then be carved out of wood, cardboard, newspapers or other locally available materials.
 
Chris Bosse said: ‘the project plays with ideas of prefabrication and personalised inhabitation, as well as stacking of multiple units, while giving an opportunity for individual expression’.

Each unit contains sleeping space for two adults and one child as well as a little space for eating and reading. Battery or solar operated LED light brings the shelter to life, turning it into a lantern, a sign of hope.

Source Designboom. *

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