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Global Village Shelter, 2004

This is a Project. It was designed by Ferrara Design Inc. with Architecture for Humanity and manufactured by Weyerhaeuser Company. It is dated 2004. Its medium is triple wall-laminated corrugated cardboard treated with fire-resistant and waterproof coating, thermoformed general purpose abs.

Global Village Shelters, made from biodegradable laminated material, are low-cost temporary emergency shelters that can last up to eighteen months. Prefabricated, shipped flat, and requiring no tools to assemble, they are easy to deploy. The first prototypes were sent to Afghanistan and Grenada, and later used in tsunami-hit countries in Asia; Pakistan’s Azad Kashmir Province, which was devastated by an earthquake, and to Gulfport, Mississippi; after Hurricane Katrina.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 233.7 × 250.2 × 250.2 cm (7 ft. 8 in. × 8 ft. 2 1/2 in. × 8 ft. 2 1/2 in.)

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