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This Pop-Up Emergency Shelter Was Designed For Natural Disasters in Peru

The structures are insulated, lightweight, and durable

Students at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru designed this pop-up emergency shelter using a self-supporting lattice of plates, covered with a layer of foam for insulation, and an aluminized layer on the outside to reflect solar radiation, giving the structure the look of a metallic igloo. Named La Matriz, the structures are both lightweight and durable, and could be used in climate-related emergencies where people are left without homes.

Latticed aluminum shelters to help coastal Peruvians in climate emergencies [Inhabitat]