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Hello. This one done in 60 minutes. 30 min. for idea. and another 30 to draw the diagrams out...
I hope this entry is valid and done correctly...

Its basically a multi-function robotic aid and transport system. When deployed through parachute, all the gadgets: main central "Plen" robot wireless communication system used to communicate from the rescue base and to communicate with the other components, RC Heli "scout", emergency electronic, self inflatable tent aid, is deployed with a disaster area self activated proximity alarm. Each component is powered through either one or the few power sources: solar, wind, battery and kinetic energy.
Once deployed local people can either use, for instance, the self inflatable tent for aid, or manually control all the components.

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Over dinner we designed this adobe/cob structure that attaches to the structurally sound walls of partially damaged buildings. The structure provides shelter (including security) and is mostly constructed from mud (a resource that is free and abundant). Our sons helped name it.


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This is my 1 hour concept for an air dropped dual fabric layer emergency shelter. The dual fabric layer traps air to act as an insulator while the open sides allow air movement. In colder climates the sides can be dropped down.
BPP emergency shelter 1 hour challenge

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To design a shelter that could be used for earthquake, tornado and for flood disasters.

Concept Design:
I thought of inflatables that could be used both on ground and water. A tube of sort that the rescue team can deploy onsite that could hold about 4 people. The refugee could lift the support rod which uncoils a tent aiding as a roof and the corners of the tube will be like a back support cushion.
During floods these inflatables can be dropped from helicopters and the refugee can use them as a inflatable raft.

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Re: 1HDC 10.02 - Emergency Shelter - Submission Forum

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Core 77 1 Hour Design Challenge.

Stiff frame work supports canopy, and facilitates nomadic / transient movement of shelters, aid stations, people and their belongings. Canopy and framework can be folded down and opened up with zero tools. Focused on the movement of comunities and people in horrific circumstances.

First ever sumbission, 1 hour exactly, Ran out of time!


Core 1 hour design challenge by Tim Emmott 10/02/2010

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The idea is a modular crate where each side individually holds first aid kits, blankets and other essentials. The box locks back together for storage and transportation. The crates would be somewhat heavy duty so they could be reused and long lasting. -James
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Living in Miami, things like flash floods are practically everyday occurrences in the Summer. They oftentimes catch beach-goers off guard and as a result, they are at risk of lightning strikes, rip currents, and drowning. The idea behind my shelter is a temporary tent-like structure that pops up from a beach chair platform. This would shield people from rain and wind as it blows in from the ocean. Because these intense storms rarely last longer than a few hours, this pop-up shelter is intended to provide short-term relief from the elements.

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The main idea behind this entry is compactness.
A shelter, multipurpose bag, water cantines, blankes & towels and a water collector/filter are all contained within single shell which itself is the water collector. The strap that comes on the basin can be detached and used on the bag so that while the shelter is needed no excess material is left.

P.S.- the shelter works like an emergency raft (pull tab for automatic inflation) but with a breathable cloth making up the walls.

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When emergency situations happen people are normally unorganized, homes are destroyed, and diseases start to develop. The CommUnity Shelters allow help relief personnel to organize families and individuals during the sorting process after a large disaster while providing possible longer term living conditions. A couple of the main benefits include a numbering system for keeping track of individuals, air flow ventilation to help keep down disease, and most importantly its compact size for shipping.

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This pop out shelter is simple, cost-effective and is easily mass-produced. My design combines a number of cheap materials to form a flexible waterproof building sheet that is folded as shown below. This design provides ten (or more) shelters in one assembly. Assembly is easy just pin down one end and then pull out the other end, once the expansion of the compartments is complete, secure last end to the ground via pins. Many Haitians may suffer for
Illiteracy, so I have added a color identity marker to the shelters design; this allows the user to identify there chosen shelter with ease. Shelters would be placed in a hexagonal plan layout and vital services are found at the center hub.


Re: 1HDC 10.02 - Emergency Shelter - Submission Forum

Postby ineo » February 14th, 2010, 8:01 pm

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I'm a freshman and am still going through foundations, but this one looked like fun, so I wanted in!
My idea is to pretty much have these triangular "pods" which hold a duffel of emergency supplies and a sleeping bag, and which connect to each other to create a community of shelters. This helps keep everyone together efficiently and compactly, and allows for the maximum use of space. The triangular shape of the pod also allows for easy transportation as large numbers can be easily stacked and moved anywhere they are needed. Since I haven't had any formal sketching training, any advice you have would be fantastic!!
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The events that have happened in Haiti aren't exclusive to Haiti. As such, I sought to approach the problem from a universal perspective and was guided initially by the 3-line rule for this particular challenge. This first submission addresses the issues of emergency shelter by first having a shelter that is designed for the region and to also take into account that Haiti has almost entirely depleted their natural resources thus would require some outsourced / pre-fabricated / manufactured assistance.
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"Not aesthetically beautiful, but this emergency relief shelter comes fully equipped to sustain life all in a nice compact box. Maximized living space at varying size, the shelter caters to any group size of people. A durable aluminum frame keeps its contents safe inside and easy assembly allows persons of any age to assemble."

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My Proposal is more about using elements that can be found in Haiti to solve the housing Problems. Using Bamboo, Sisal rope and dry palm leaves, they could build this shelters for Haitians. It's Important to remember that the country's temperature is very high and palm leaves are extremely fresh.
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This is my first post. This is a pretty fun exercise, I really like a few of the submissions...particularly the one by gizmosaurus. Here's an idea I had kicking around.

Rods of different lengths are assembled into rings of different sizes and attached to fabric. The structure is supported by a rod at its center, allowing the rings to fall to the ground around the occupants. The rings can be lifted to different heights in order to access the shelter or use it as an open-air sunshade.
1-hr emergency shelter

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