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Cocoon by Woods Bagot is a Comforting Emergency Shelter for Four
Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 9, 2012 @ 10:50 am In Architecture,Design,Human Relief Efforts,humanitarian design,News | No Comments
The competition brief called for structures that provide protection from the elements , in addition to safety, simplicity and elegance. They were also expected to be constructed easily and quickly. Woods Bagot didn’t attempt to fight off the elements with their design, but they hit the nail with every other specification.
Cocoon is constructed out of flexible timber  and clad in whatever material is easily available, be it netting, chicken wire or palm fronds. Flat-packed for efficient transport, these neat spiral structures can be erected with few or no tools. Although the transparent siding might be off-putting to some, this space could be a welcome reprieve for four people who have lost everything in a violent storm.
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URLs in this post:
 Woods Bagot: http://www.woodsbagot.com/en/Pages/CocoonEmergencyShelterExhibitionAug2012.aspx
 emergency shelter: http://inhabitat.com/emergency-shelters-and-disaster-relief-for-the-people-of-haiti/
 2012 Emergency Shelter Exhibition: http://www.emergencyshelteraustralia.com/indexB.html
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 provide protection from the elements: http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-portalife-inflatable-shelter-provides-fast-disaster-relief/
 constructed out of flexible timber: http://inhabitat.com/giant-timber-tower-rises-out-of-the-czech-countryside/
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