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Concrete Canvas Shelter

Concrete Canvas Shelter

A solution to temporary soft skin shelters that are generally used following a natural disaster, the Concrete Canvas shelter can provide a more permanent structure that is both a fire proof and sterile environment. This ‘building in a bag’ consists of concrete cloth material that is prefabricated onto an inflatable plastic interior anchored by steel doors on either end. Follow the break to watch a video describing the process.

Upon delivery the shelter is easily assembled requiring only two people and taking less than an hour.  The modular shelters can also be linked together expanding to fit the needs of the people.  The sealed plastic inner provides an important sterile environment where medical teams can take care of the injured and sick.

Source: BBC

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Cite: Kelly Minner. "Concrete Canvas Shelter" 19 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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