Designed by Wy-To, together with Pod Structures, Living Shelter is an affordable and durable capsule or pavillion that is meant to provide disaster relief in any kind of tropical environment. With a collapsible, flat-packed structure, it is easy to ship and assemble.
Besides offering privacy and security, its design takes into consideration basic needs, such as electricity and water. It even has integrated built-in furniture, such as beds, hammocks and shelves, and solar panels on the roof!
Since the aim is to aid affected populations in devastated areas in Asia Pacific, where 42.9 per cent of natural disasters happen, Living Shelter has been specially designed for the climate, geography and cultural habits of Southeast Asia. It is inspired by the traditional kampung houses (typically raised, wooden houses in a village) of the region.
The Living Shelter prototype, in a life-size scale, will be exhibited at the Architecture Biennale 2016 in Venice.
But the team needs help with the cost for fabrication and transportation of the prototype to Venice. Wy-To and Pod Structures have launched a campaign to raise US$40,000 by May 20 2016, to allow Living Shelter to gain exposure at this world-famous platform, for a good chance to fulfil the goal of helping those in need.