07 Oct '11, 5pm

Disaster Relief for the Digital Age: 13 Innovative Ideas | WebEcoist via @webecoist

Disaster Relief for the Digital Age: 13 Innovative Ideas | WebEcoist via @webecoist

If a natural disaster hits a highly populated urban area with very little ground space – like, for example, Sao Paulo, the most populous city in the Americas – standard emergency shelters may not be much help. This innovative design by Mike Reyes actually hooks new temporary living space onto existing high-rise structures. The units would be flown in via helicopter and, with the help of survivors inside the skyscrapers, would be hooked onto the interior lip of a window, held securely by the force it creates on the exterior walls of the building. Each unit contains 4 beds, desks, skylights, windows, a water funnel and purer and the option of solar cells. They even have outdoor patios that allow neighboring units to connect.

Full article: http://webecoist.com/2011/10/07/disaster-relief-for-the-d...


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