Origami Shelters

Doowon Suh
Artist’s Statement: ‘Inspired by the recent quakes and tsunamis in Japan and Haiti, the Origami Shelter aims to provide fast, efficient protection for those in dire situations. The design takes from the folding principles of origami and transforms from small rectangle to a secure, durable sanctuary in minutes. The compact design can easily be shipped in large quantities and constructed by a single individual, making it a great disaster relief. product.’ (http://www.yankodesign.com/2012/08/02/origami-to-the-rescue/)
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(images – http://www.yankodesign.com/2012/08/02/origami-to-the-rescue/)

Hannah Imlach

Artist’s Statement: ‘The Origami Shelter is a portable, foldable space, large enough to fit two adults lying comfortably inside. It is made from birch plywood and ripstop nylon pannels and uses fabric hinges in place of folds.

When pitched in the landscape the Origami Shelter’s multiple facets let light pass into the interior, creating the feeling of being inside a crystal or light prism. Each facet becomes a subtly different tone with the quality of the light’. (http://hannahimlach.wordpress.com/)

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The instructional drawings for the Origami Shelter were really interesting, as the step by step process echoed the unfolding form of the shelter itself

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(images – http://www.hannahimlach.com/Origami-Shelter)

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