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Hidemi Nishida’s Glowing Fragile Shelter Lights Up Sapporo’s Snowy Nights

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 17, 2011 @ 6:50 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase | 2 Comments

green design, Sapporo, Japan, snow, winter, fragile shelter, shelter series, hidemi nishida, green design, sustainable design, temporary housing, low environmental footprint [4]

Comprised of a series of six matching cabins joined in alternating elevations, the shelter is made from timber [5] and wrapped in plastic sheeting. Although the latter is not the most sustainable material to use in any setting, it is durable and designed for reuse.

The pitched roof [6] cabins are perched above the snow line and glow warmly at night. Eventually the shelter will be disassembled, leaving behind nary a trace. And the leftover materials will be saved for another temporary installation. Like nomads who travel from place to place, users can experience a warm temporary home.

+ Hidemi Nishida [2]

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URLs in this post:

[1] temporary timber shelter: http://inhabitat.com/over-7000-cassettes-used-to-construct-pop-up-tapehouse-in-edinburgh/

[2] Hidemi Nishida's: http://vimeo.com/user3391097

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/hidemi-nishidas-glowing-fragile-shelters-light-up-sapporo%e2%80%99s-snowy-nights/hidemi-nishida-fragile-shelter-1/?extend=1

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/06/hidemi-nishida-fragile-shelter-1.jpg

[5] made from timber: http://inhabitat.com/cozy-slowpoke-espresso-cafe-lines-its-walls-with-recycled-timber-offcuts/

[6] pitched roof: http://inhabitat.com/before-and-after-brisbane-church-becomes-beautiful-pitched-roof-home/

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