It could also trigger a new era of vagrancy, homelessness, and squatting. Our misgivings aside, the Softshelter designed by Molo is a quick solution for the usual aftermath of natural disasters and other calamities: an enclosed place to stay in. To demonstarte how useful it is, a member of the firm is going to live within a Softshelter for a number of weeks. Good luck to him.
Sarcasm aside, the Softshelter is indeed a noteworthy invention. Imagine an enclosure you can carry around anywhere. When the right spot is chosen, rather than pitch it like a tent, the Softshelter is extended and stretched to form a small space that can fit a sleeping resident. No wonder we thought it’d be perfect for the homeless.
If you’re wondering if the Softshelter is made of cardboard–well it is, kind of. It’s actually composed of recycled material. It seems to us the Softshelter has arrived right on time when the multination economic slump indicates the down spiral of globalization.
Basically if people revert to communitarian shelters in unpopulated urban areas, the Softshelter could be exactly what they need to get their new society working. It’s either that or an unused dumpster.
If everything goes according to plan, the Softshelter might ultimately be seen in an emergency evacuation near you.
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