Emergency shelter

Jay Price
ARC605 | Spring 2009

The proposal involved creating a modular tent system for temporarily housing refugees after a disaster. The system developed is very simple and is very easy for refugees to set up and use. Since bamboo can be grown around the world and be ready to use very quickly, tents can be built ahead of time and stockpiled in case of a disaster.

Refugees would receive a folded tent that can house two people. Once unfolded, it is very easy to tighten and begin using the tent. The tents can also be attached to each other to create small clusters : the shape of the tent is hexagonal, allowing the formation of a semi-circle when clustered, which also allows it to be a wind-break.