From the SAFE: Design Takes on Risk exhibit at MoMA comes this wonderful folding structure called the “Ha-Ori Shelter”. Made by Joerg Student from IDEO, it looks much like a folding, tessellated ger (or yurt). Given that I’m fascinated by both of these topics, this little collapsible hut is very appealing.
Here’s the quote from the IDEO page:
This ingenious and elegant temporary shelter was designed and constructed by IDEOer Joerg Student as a project for the Industrial Design Engineering program at the Royal College of Art in London. Stemming from Student’s exploration of a folding technique inspired by the leaves of a hornbeam tree, the Ha-Ori (Japanese for “folding leaf”) shelter is constructed from corrugated polypropylene that has been folded in a series of trapezoidal shapes to create a rigid structure. When open, the shelter has a diameter of 12.5 ft and a height of 8.5 ft. When folded, the Ha-Ori measures 8.8 ft x 1.5 ft for easy transport.
See more items from the SAFE exhibit at Core77.com:
It has the best image of the design I’ve seen yet, as well.
Also, an interview with Joerg Student, by IDEO. Good stuff!