2011 Galleries

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Galleries // 2011 Spark:Concept // Almost Home Shelter

Almost Home Shelter

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Katrina Epperson & Team
Design Type: Architecture, Universal
Company / Organization / School: University of Illinois at Urbana/ Champaign

The Almost Home Shelter is a 1-2 year semi-permanent communal disaster shelter. The design focuses on how the shelter could better suit the needs of users in subsistence rather than those of developed nations. It features a simple, modular design that allows users to customize to their preference. When placed next to each other these shelters mimic the existing community layout in rural villages and promote a return to normalcy.