27 March 2014

Inspired By A Disposable Coffee Cup, Designer Creates Disaster Housing Units

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Texas-based designer, strategist and inventor Michael McDaniel was having a morning coffee as usual, when he suddenly came across a brilliant solution to disaster relief housing.

His idea was the Exo Housing System, a smart and portable shelter that has two parts. It resembles how an inverted coffee cup would look. The base of the housing unit is flat like a coffee lid, and the overturned cup acts as the shelter.

Together with great designers, technologists, and business minds, he set up Reaction, a company that aims to ‘revolutionize disaster response’. To date, they have been deeply invested in the Exo Housing Unit.

Exo units are light enough to be moved by hand, but tough enough to withstand bullets.

Watch the video below to find out more:

Reaction Call to Action from Reaction on Vimeo.

[via Upworthy]