I set out to design a modular structure that could provide dignified, longer term housing for refugees. My proposed solution uses a combination of foldable wood frame, concrete textile, and paneling to form personalized, safe, durable homes that can be set up onsite in a matter of days without any heavy tools and minimal waste.

The Problem

Current Refugee Camps

Current Solutions

Modular Innovations

The Brief

Early Concepts

Elements brainstorming
Base concept: foldable frame + panels
Sketch Model
Base concept: concrete textile + joined wood frame
Assembly Study Model

Updated Design Concept

The Key Technology

Packaging, Transport, & Assembly

The Design + Personalization

Plans, Sections, & Elevations


Community Plans

Exploded Axonometric

Physical Model