22 Feb '12, 1pm

Clever design for post-emergency shelter ships in container, but is held together by straps.

Clever design for post-emergency shelter ships in container, but is held together by straps.

The design of the Wood Program shelter – or “Liina” – is based on panelized construction that is assembled using nylon straps (or “liina” in Finnish), such as those found in the transportation of cargo. The use of straps makes the shelter airtight and allows for easy and secure assembly without the use of power tools or electricity. Repeated connections and modular assembly also help in making the entire shelter easy to assemble in one day. The specially designed SIPs (or “structurally insulated panels”) are made of plywood with a Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) wood frame and filled with VITAL wood fiber insulation.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/modular-design/wood-program-201...

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