Posted by JWmHarmon on February 11, 2004 at 07:42:19:
In Reply to: Flat Pack Prefab Refugee Shelters posted by Kevin on February 08, 2004 at 10:29:34:
I suggest you investigate geodesic dome structures pioneered by R. Buckminster Fuller.
The components of these geodesic domes can be stored in a relatively flat container. The container itself could become part of the completed structure so there would be no waste.
Linked below is one such site.
Try typing "Geodesic dome Buckminster Fuller" in a Google search for more information.
I also have a rectangular fold-up child's playhouse that could be scaled up to provide basic shelter on a small scale suitable for emergency shelter. The two gable ends are hinged in the vertical center. The ends are hinged at the corners of the front and back walls. The roof is made of two pieces of plywood. The floor is one piece of plywood. This package folds up to fit under a bed. This could be made of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) for a scaled up version. It could also be built of steel framing with a fabric cover. Using an inner and an outer fabric cover would allow for it to be stuffed with insullation.
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