Following hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, it became obvious that cities should have some type of emergency response shelters to either assist those displaced from their homes with supplies, or to offer shelter entirely. After looking at FEMA shelters for precedent, my team decided to take on a more digital-intensive design approach. Motivated by activity and human scale in section, the form required CNC milling to construct. Different scenario examinations resulted in the form, an undulating roof made of ribs, with the footprint of a parking spot.
Exhibited at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the project was very well received. This project was completed with the help of my team, Reuben Alt and August Miller, as well as professors of architecture Brian Davies and Stephen Slaughter at the University of Cincinnati.