Disaster Relief Shelter

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Competition entry June 2007 on
design21 social design network
desaster relief shelter

about tecub / >tent cube

>the basic module has 7 sqm / 2,75m x 2,55m / serving up to two persons or a small family.

modules can be connected with zippers on the outer edges to 14, 21, 28 sqm partitioned units.

>reinforced thermoplastic tubes form the structure. two layers of polyester taffeta form the envelope.

>there is no need for guy lines because tecub stands alone as a small cabin. the tubes can be filled with sand or water on site to provide a ballast for the fabric.

>tecub can be assembled without tools, you just need a ladder. the tubes are jointed with shaft and adhesive tape. the inner fabric layer has sleeves to fit the tubes and stretch it between the structure. the outer layer is pulled over and snap fastened.

>tecub has a delivery volume of approx. 510mm x 2000mm x 510mm.