Gallery: AirDrop House Emergency Shelter for Flood-Afflicted Areas

Flooding has always been a problem, but as the climate continues to shift it is likely to occur more frequently with even more disastrous results. We've showcased many practical solutions for emergency housing, but Andrew Maynard and his team have come up
 
Flooding has always been a problem, but as the climate continues to shift it is likely to occur more frequently with even more disastrous results. We've showcased many practical solutions for emergency housing, but Andrew Maynard and his team have come up a compelling concept - The Airdrop House, which can be dropped from standard military aircraft into flood afflicted areas. As the spherical housing kit hits the water, it begins to soak up water and grows into a food-producing, self-sustaining temporary house. AMA may call it "fiction", but the concept certainly holds water.

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4 Comments

  1. sarlei November 15, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Great idea,
    what happens if it is dropped into sewerage or radioactive water, or flood waters pickup and carry away?
    what is the benifit to international communities?
    what is the benefit to the military?
    what stage two programs do you have to offer that wil wein the occupants off this structure onto another one, either at all or sooner? (persons in australia and america and other countries are living in and have been living in temporary structures for years……

  2. qwerty October 18, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    thus us soo cool (im at school)

  3. margareth santos September 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Olá, sou artista plástica , moro no Brasil e com materiais recicláveis Trabalho HÁ Mais de 10 anos.Trabalho registrando uma flora ( espécies de orquídeas em especial ), através de esculturas. Tenho jardim maravilhoso um, com Mais de 150 PET trabalhado com o material espécies .
    Gostaria de contatar com voces .
    Atenciosamente,

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