Makeshift Refuge in Bangkok

Prefabricated concrete shells become emergency shelters for flood-ravaged communities in Pathum Thani. The concrete forms are intended to be used for the construction of ’s elevated skyway. The company that owns the shells has given the temporary residents permission to stay and access to electricity. Residents have expressed preference of the makeshift community over government shelters due to “familiar faces” and more space.

Reference: CNN

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Makeshift Refuge in Bangkok" 15 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • Evandro

    This is amazing,

    Every country should be investing in structures like these…We know that natural disasters are constantly happening nowadays. A simple solution like this one can give more than just shelter… it can also give us hope… and its not really expensive.Well done to the company who allowed them to occupy the structures.