Learning from the issues that arose in the aftermath of the Fukushima blast in Japan over one year ago, students at the Architecture School of Bordeaux have developed the Fukushima Emergency Project — a pop-up shelter designed for disaster relief. The students wanted to create a design that could be replicated in any country and work in tandem with other relief efforts. The structure is constructed with cardboard tubes and pallets that are typically used to deliver emergency goods, and each shelter measures a reasonably comfortable 12,5 square meters (about the size of an average car space). The shelter can also be covered to protect against the elements or to add privacy.
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