Gallery: MASTODON Mobile Skyscraper is a Pop Up Disaster Relief Shelter


We’ve seen our share of smart disaster relief shelters before, but none that ever featured a mobile skyscraper – until now. Dubbed the Transient Response System (TRS-1), this innovative design by architecture students Adrian Ariosa and Doy Laufer at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles is a deployable architectural base (called the MASTODON) that self-assembles using four giant jacks into a shelter for earthquake, flood and other natural disaster victims. The tower will be equipped with solar panels, wind turbines and a rainwater catchment system to generate power and provide water for its temporary residents.

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1 Comment

  1. brianb August 23, 2010 at 11:52 am

    This is a risky idea to put into production.

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