Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sheds as shelter

The Future Shack was designed by Australian architect Sean Godsell (who also came up with the 21st Century Primitive Hut featured here) and was entered in the Architecture for Humanity's relief housing competition as a shelter for refugees and homeless people. It's built from a 22ft long shipping container, is completely selfcontained and can be stacked easily for transportation. It's run by solar power with a parasol roof and clever adjustable legs mean it can be placed on uneven ground. Godsell is very definitely a designer with a social conscience. You can read more about him on his site here and an interview in the Guardian newspaper here.

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