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SnowCap / Deployable Emergency Shelter

SnowCap
SnowCap

What would you do if you found yourself in extreme arctic conditions? Lost with little visibility, no cell phone coverage, and sub-zero temperatures. Hypothermia is a serious threat, and help could be days away. This concept explores how a deployable emergency shelter can utilise snow capture as a natural insulator and protective layer, through a frictional origami skin and lightweight lattice structure. SnowCap provides a biomimetic shelter design which embraces and uses these extreme conditions to its advantage, rather than fight against them.

University

The Royal Danish Academy

The Royal Danish Academy
Copenhagen, Denmark

Henry Glogau,
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

Samuel Barratt,
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation