Classroom Project- Design of a shelter
- The Objective was to design a simple, portable, low-cost shelter for laborers working on site in Rajasthan, India.
A study of the working conditions showed:a. They walk 4 – 5 km everyday from their village to the jobsite.b. They carry their tools and children with them.c. Theterrain at thejob site is rough , rocky , with a lot of dry patches and sparse vegetation.d. Itgets specially hot in the afternoonswith temperatures hovering between 32ºC– 48ºC.
It is here that a design opportunity was seen andtherefore , the need to design a portable, collapsible shelter for them wasaddressed.
- Concept Trials
- Final ConceptThe inspiration for this concept came from the slide-lock mechanism usedto lock the tables in place in a railway coach, and a blind man's walking stick.
- Materials used :
Total area : 88.7 sq ft
Base area : 27.6 sq ft
Volume : 63.8 cubic ft
- Features: Lightweight, Portable, Low Cost, Easy to Install and Uninstall, Materials easily Available, Easy Maintenance, Material Reuse.
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