- Posted April 16, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
'I want to live in a world ...'
I want to live in a word where there is no homelessness.
I have always been interested in humanitarian work and especially the homeless situation in America and all over the world, but particularly here in Los Angeles. I have been fascinated with Skid Row and the project I am currently trying to launch is a portable emergency housing shelter. The shelter I designed, called “Cardborigami”, is made of a sustainable, lightweight, insulated and structural material: cardboard. I have gone through many iterations of the structure which is based on the ancient art of origami. This folding mechanism made the cardboard more even more sturdy and structural without using more material. The major advantage of this monocoque system is that it can be light weight and flexible while being very strong and durable as well. I am now working on waterfroofing the structure and making it flame retardant.