Housing Solutions for Unfavourable Situations
WHAT DESIGN CAN DO CONTEST (2016)
Work Team: Ánxela Barros, Adrián Coira, Ana Cotelo,Manuel de la Fuente y María Prieto.
This Project idea comes from the refugee camps increasing and the difficulties that appear when it’s needed to host a lot of people attending to the basic needs as hygiene and privacy. That’s why our design was based on four bases: Assemble Easiness, Integration, Versatility and Adaptability.
ASSEMBLE EASINESS - MODULAR DESIGN
Dasy is designed to optimize the transport and to assemble on an easy way. It’s built from a base model which is repeated as many ways as necessary according to the situation.
1. The boxes are placed over a high base.
2. The boxes are opened to display the bed’s surface.
3. Guide rails are placed.
4. Finally, with the blinds system, the shelter keeps ready for being used.
PIECES THAT MAKE UP DASY:
Dasy is designed to integrate itself in the environment, to avoid being a separation object for the refugees. Instead, it’s made for being in the city centre without stand out, to look like another house.
It’s adaptable to urban and rural spaces, besides the refugee camps.