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Mobile Architecture; Rebuilding Communities.

At the beginning of this project, I aimed to answer the questions; What is home? What is community? Do these things have to be solely physical or can they be mobile? For decades architects and designers have been exploring the potential of a portable environment. I began to explore this potential in relation to how Mobile Architecture can rebuild homes and recreate a sense of place for those affected by disasters. I responded by designing a mobile floating home, consisting of a pre cut metal caging that would be delivered flat packed to a flood site. Once the structure had been slotted together, a tensile, waterproof skin would be stretched over the outside to create shelter. With climate change increasing water levels, this concept could be applied worldwide, and used by any victim in need of urgent shelter.

 

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