Roll-Out House
       
     
 Featured in the United States Pavilion of the 2008 Venice Biennial, this  emergency shelter is part of our continuing project in transitional and relief housing.  With funding from Johnny Walker, we pursued the development of our winning entry in The Architecture for Humanity competition for housing Kosovar refugees by exposing it to the international community of humanitarian aid workers and then modifying the design accordingly.
       
     
  Industrial engineers Dr Basily (center) and Dr Elsayad (right) of Rutgers University developed the micro-folding technology and have supported this project.
       
     
 The column is a solar powered nook with a tv connecting residents to the outside world.
       
     
 The bamboo column is a shower with water collected from the roof.
       
     
 The Roll-Out house was designed to support family structure, health and safety in refugee camps with its domestic water and power. However, it could also allow displaced persons to return home before civic scaled  infrastructure is restored.
       
     
 A cluster of  twelve "columns" of water, power, wc, and solar stove both  support and supply a house in an informal settlement. 
       
     
 Two "hollow columns" support the roof and enclose domestic infrastructure.  The one on the left is a hyper-strong, micro-folded, waterproof paper that is shipped flat and folded on site.  
       
     
Roll-Out House
       
     
Roll-Out House


 Featured in the United States Pavilion of the 2008 Venice Biennial, this  emergency shelter is part of our continuing project in transitional and relief housing.  With funding from Johnny Walker, we pursued the development of our winning entry in The Architecture for Humanity competition for housing Kosovar refugees by exposing it to the international community of humanitarian aid workers and then modifying the design accordingly.
       
     

Featured in the United States Pavilion of the 2008 Venice Biennial, this  emergency shelter is part of our continuing project in transitional and relief housing.  With funding from Johnny Walker, we pursued the development of our winning entry in The Architecture for Humanity competition for housing Kosovar refugees by exposing it to the international community of humanitarian aid workers and then modifying the design accordingly.

  Industrial engineers Dr Basily (center) and Dr Elsayad (right) of Rutgers University developed the micro-folding technology and have supported this project.
       
     

 Industrial engineers Dr Basily (center) and Dr Elsayad (right) of Rutgers University developed the micro-folding technology and have supported this project.

 The column is a solar powered nook with a tv connecting residents to the outside world.
       
     

The column is a solar powered nook with a tv connecting residents to the outside world.

 The bamboo column is a shower with water collected from the roof.
       
     

The bamboo column is a shower with water collected from the roof.

 The Roll-Out house was designed to support family structure, health and safety in refugee camps with its domestic water and power. However, it could also allow displaced persons to return home before civic scaled  infrastructure is restored.
       
     

The Roll-Out house was designed to support family structure, health and safety in refugee camps with its domestic water and power. However, it could also allow displaced persons to return home before civic scaled  infrastructure is restored.

 A cluster of  twelve "columns" of water, power, wc, and solar stove both  support and supply a house in an informal settlement. 
       
     

A cluster of  twelve "columns" of water, power, wc, and solar stove both  support and supply a house in an informal settlement. 

 Two "hollow columns" support the roof and enclose domestic infrastructure.  The one on the left is a hyper-strong, micro-folded, waterproof paper that is shipped flat and folded on site.  
       
     

Two "hollow columns" support the roof and enclose domestic infrastructure.  The one on the left is a hyper-strong, micro-folded, waterproof paper that is shipped flat and folded on site.