Whenever there is a natural disaster after food, shelter is next most important factor to cover and yet there are nearly always issues and delays in setting this up. Surely, there must be easier ways of managing this problem? Well maybe there is and the solution seems to be much more simpler than first realised.
Casa Básica / Basic House from Martin Azua on Vimeo.
This is the Basic House, it is a design from the Barcelona based designer, Martin Azura and his solution not only offers shelter, it can be carried around in a pocket or bag. Once unfolded heat from sun helps to inflate it and keep the inside warm, in warmer climates the house is reversed so that the heat is reflected away and the inside stays cool!
Here is some information on the Basic House and why it is so useful;
Our habitat has turned into a space of consumption in which an unlimited number of products satisfy a series of needs created by complex systems and relations that are difficult to control. Cultures that maintain a more direct interaction with their environment show us that the idea of habitat can be understood in more essential and reasonable terms.
Influenced by these ideas and using the most advanced technology, I came up with an almost immaterial house that self inflates with body heat or from the heat of the sun; so simple and versatile that it protects us from the cold and from the heat when reversed; so light that it floats; and moreover, it folds up and fits into your pocket. Ideal for a life on the move without material ties. Having everything without having almost anything.