Origami Cave Puts a Stylish Spin on Emergency Shelter

Australian architecture firm LAVA exhibited its inhabitable “Origami Cave” as part of The Emergency Shelter exhibition, which was held in Sydney earlier this month. The exhibition featured architects from around the globe including Ateliers Jean Nouvel, PTW Architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Cox, Koichi Takada Architects, Sou Fujimoto and Terunobu Fujimori. Each architect was asked to create a shelter that would not only protect people from the elements during an emergency situation, but would also provide a space that was secure and comfortable in the aftermath of a disaster.

Sydney architecture firm LAVA has recently exhibited its inhabitable “Origami Cave” as part of The Emergency Shelter exhibition (image by LAVA)

The base molecule is made out of plywood and can be easily shipped as a flat pack and later constructed for emergency shelter use (image by LAVA)

The Digital Origami Emergency Shelter was inspired by a single water molecule and is made from 100 percent recyclable materials (image by LAVA)

The solar operated LED light brings the shelter to life and from the outside the shelter looks like a designer Japanese lantern (image by LAVA)

The shelter accommodates a sleeping space for two adults and one child and features an additional zone for eating or relaxing (image by LAVA)

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