27 February 2013

Origami-Inspired Cardboard Provides Portable ‘Homes’ For The Homeless

Los Angeles-based designer Tina Hovsepian has designed Cardborigami, a temporary, portable shelter for homeless people.

Hovsepian believes that “design fundamentally impacts the daily life of our society” and that there has to be “aggressively creative ideas and new approaches to old problems”.

That has led her to create ‘Cardborigami’, a foldable, origami-like structure made of recyclable treated cardboard—capable of housing two adults comfortably, it collapses to a handy size for easy transportation.

Although Cardborigami is not a permanent housing solution, it does provides the homeless with a temporary space where they can have a little privacy.

[via Archinect]