01 July 2007

The flatpack shelter

Gregg Fleishman is an Los Angeles based architect, designer, artist and inventor who is driven by a desire to make building easier. His two flat pack shelters, Shelter system 01 (above) and DH1 Disaster Housing (below) are good examples of his approach to simplicity in construction.
They are both made from sustainable European birch plywood with phenolic resin finish both sides. The structures are router cut from sheet plywood making them easy to ship and transport. They assemble without any fasteners, by using integral slots and notches, even employing wood springs and wood hinges. To complete the structures, some form of weatherproof covering such as canvas is required externally.

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