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Designnobis’ “Tentative” Provides Compact, Individual Living Spaces for Disaster Victims

Designnobis’ “Tentative” Provides Compact, Individual Living Spaces for Disaster Victims

Addressing the displacement of people by natural disasters, Designnobis has created Tentative – a compact, all-in-one, deployable emergency shelter. Designed by Designnobis founder, Hakan Gürsu, Tentative was honored with a Silver Award in the Social Design category of the A' Design Award 2014-2015 and has been nominated for the 2015 Design Index and World Design Impact Prize 2015 by ICSID. Read more about this emergency shelter after the break.

Full Assembled. Image Courtesy of Designnobis
Full Assembled. Image Courtesy of Designnobis

Conceptually, Tentative is a disaster response tent that can be deployed in almost any terrain or climate. The structure consists of a weather-resistant textile that is quilted together, with insulating perlite sandwiched between layers, held by an aluminum frame. Water is collected via the roof, which also provides lighting and ventilation. Heat-insulating recyclable composite decks make up the floor, with legs keeping the floor above ground to prevent heat loss.

Compact Units Loaded on a Truck. Image Courtesy of Designnobis
Compact Units Loaded on a Truck. Image Courtesy of Designnobis

When compacted, Tentative is 4m long, 2m wide and 30cm tall, and 24 units can be delivered by a semi-trailer truck. After expansion, Tentative stands 2.5m tall and can accommodate two adults and two children.

Compact Arrangement. Image Courtesy of Designnobis
Compact Arrangement. Image Courtesy of Designnobis
Compact Arrangement. Image Courtesy of Designnobis
Compact Arrangement. Image Courtesy of Designnobis

Thanks to its compact build, lightness and quick assembly, Tentative may quickly become a viable solution for emergency disaster response in many places around the world.

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Cite: Eric Oh. "Designnobis’ “Tentative” Provides Compact, Individual Living Spaces for Disaster Victims " 29 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/772497/designnobis-tentative-provides-compact-individual-living-spaces-for-disaster-victims/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Exposed Interior View. Image Courtesy of Designnobis

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