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Building with modules
Building with modules

Making of a paper shelter
Making of a paper shelter

Sequence of construction
Sequence of construction

Build Paper Shelter
Build Paper Shelter

Making of paper shelter in disaster zone
Making of paper shelter in disaster zone

view of Paper Shelter in Disaster zone
view of Paper Shelter in Disaster zone

Multi-purpose shelter in public plaza
Multi-purpose shelter in public plaza

Exploded details
Exploded details




PROJECTINDEX
 
PAPER SHELTER
Indus University
ARCHITECTURE

High-Tech and Portable Construction
It is important for architects to contribute and play a vital role in the global environmental sustainability cause by minimizing the negative impact on the environmental.This can be done by using materials, construction technologies and development of spaces with low carbon footprint. Paper is one of the most ancient and versatile materials that has made its way into architecture and design, beginning with use of paper mesh in the 2nd century BC for model making to furniture and later widely used in Japanese post-disaster construction. The history of this material and the potential to develop it into various innovative spaces was the main driving force behind this project.

With in-depth research, interviews and analysis, the honeycomb cardboard sheet was selected as a potential building material based on its low cost, load-bearing capabilities, and strong insulation properties. In addition to this, honeycomb cardboard increases efficiency in the construction process. Due to its light weight property, it can be easily assembled and dismantled on site and relocated to different places without use of industry grade equipment, machinery or strenuous manual labour. Not only this, it is easy to manufacture, and can be recycled too.

The compressive and load-bearing strength of this sheet allowed in creating modules that could be easily assembled with simple tools. Multiple modules were staggered and connected together to create a covering that acted as a roof that supported temporary activities within.

This structure will help the community by allowing multiple uses as per requirement. It can be used as a pavilion for community gatherings or as a temporary exhibition space or as a shelter after a disaster with its fast paced construction. Due to its modularity, it can be put together in various structural forms.

This kind of multi-purpose, recyclable and easy to build construct design solution is the need of the hour in today’s age of environmental, low-cost architecture.