Move over shipping containers: modular housing just got stackable!
The Reaction Housing System was recently unveiled as a new solution for emergency architecture. The houses are small units referred to as Exos, and are designed to host up to four people each. The simple design manages to incorporate all of the necessary elements for a home: sewage, lighting, water, and climate control, all within a compact space.
That these mini-houses are stackable and designed for temporary use makes them ideal for deployment to disaster scenarios. According to their own calculations in a system overview document (PDF), approximately 300.000 Exos can be crammed onto a cargo ship, which would provide shelter for 1.000.000 people. Which is a lot.
Exos are just the next evolutionary step in a cargotecturally futuristic urban landscape. Cool!
This article belongs to a series of posts on the future of working, collaboration, architecture and design, presented by HP Designjet printing solutions and written by The Pop-Up City.