Disaster Shelter


“Chameleon” multifunctional pavilion syste
Moholy-Nagy László Design Grant
Peter Pozsar
2009

"Circumstances, customs, cultural embeddedness, traditions and ergonomy equally
affect the concept of the bare minimum."

The ecological and humanitarian disasters and wars of recent times have focussed attention on research into design meeting the bare minimum of human beings living together. Thousands of people have been left without a home, creating a great need for multifunctional and easy-to-move pavilion-like structures that can be joined together, are transportable in large quantities and can be assembled by hand.

Péter Pozsár is working on the development of such structures. The name, Chameleon, reflects the adaptability and variability of his pavilion system.The floor and roof panels of the pavilions are designed to be constructed with sheet-metal processing used in car manufacturing. The individual panels consist of four matching elements: two are fixed and two are fashioned with joints so that they can be easily transported in containers used in flying and shipping. Thanks to their perforated edges the elements can be joined and varied in many ways. The pavilion can also be used as a liquid tank and is collapsible: the roof-supporting legs
and the canvas cover that can be fitted onto them can be stored in the narrow strip of space between the panels. Thanks to the design of the legs and the panels the pavilions are stackable and can be grouped in four.

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