Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Creative Commons Cardboard Shelters

It is estimated that around 90,000 people are still living in temporary shelters in Japan as a result of the disasters that occurred on March 11th. In response to this Japanese design company Atelier Opa have turned their skills towards what they can do to help out those affected, and produced a simple but fantastic temporary shelter design open for anyone to replicate.

The cardboard shelters look something similar to a child’s playhouse and are designed to offer a little privacy and comfort to those still living in the cramped conditions in the communal shelters at present. The cardboard can be assembled easily by anyone and even decorated by those with children, which could provide a nice creative outlet in a situation where many have been adversely affected by the tsunami and its aftermath.

Source: Japan Trends

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