Cardborigami - Shelters made of corrugated cardboard

The idea behind this innovative project was to provide quick temporary shelter for homeless people on the streets of Los Angeles, where the designer, then an architecture student, lives.

This homeless person would be happy about Cardborigami.
© Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

The term Cardborigami is a compound of the English word cardboard and the Japanese folding art origami. The emergency shelters are made of corrugated cardboard that can be unfolded into a kind of tent.

The way the corrugated cardboard shelters are folded according to the ancient art of origami gives them strength and provides protection from the weather as well as good insulation properties. The structures are lightweight, cheap, easy to transport and take only 30 minutes to assemble. They can also be erected in seconds, are flame retardant and waterproof.

The patented Cardborigami shelter is also used in disaster relief around the world.

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