Still a concept, these hexagonal shelters have a long way to go before they hit the market.
Covering all sorts of shelter options conceptualized by various designers, I have realized that the most vital and basic feature is the need for roofed space. Designer Fabian Virviescas has focused on the same need, sans any frills. Calling his creations Nomadic Pressures, he has shaped them in hexagonal huts that are mounted on wheels. The pylons attached to the wheels help to raise these shelters off the ground. Rendering stability on irregular surfaces, it is an ideal setup for places that are susceptible to regular flooding. The aerodynamic shaped structure, stands up sturdily as the roof and walls are made of flexible PVC material that is highly resistant to all kind of harsh environment.
Such shelters will prove valuable for areas at risk from earthquake and floods as they are exclusively designed to be put up on any kind of surface.
Since, the shelter remains off the floor level, it will also help in keeping unwanted elements like rodents, creepy-crawlies and wild animals out.
Well planned to set up as colonies, these Nomadic Pressures are shipped in compressed forms that can be erected without much fuss.
Thanks, Fabian Virviescas!
About the Designer:
Fabian Virviescas focuses on futuristic ideas, on different scales and scenarios as well as home furniture, office systems, commercial and architectural spaces.