Memory Shelter Manual

Our homes collapse after the earthquake. We desperately need a place to live.


This is a shelter that can be built by yourself. Using the fragments of the home as material. Building with construction method inspired by Atayal architecture. It doesn't need any adhesives or nails to construct the materials together. In addition, It can be easily deconstructed and brought to the next home.

In this sense, It extends the life-span of materials and also the memory of home.

 

Hand Tool :

A package with:

Cable shears

Wire crimp

Components:

Turnbuckles x8

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Metal wire 40m

 Metalware x16

Aluminum Sleeves x16

The Column

Firstly, we can use the leftover wood to build a column. This column will become the main structure of the shelter.

 

1. Set up foundation

Cut the wood into length 50-40 cm.

Put the same hight of 2 wooden sticks parallelly.

At the same time, insert the ㄩ shape metalware underneath the wooden sticks.

2. Stacking

Stacking the wooden sticks into a tower

the height of a tower is depending on your body height. 

It can go max. 230cm.

3. Fix the top

Install hardware on the top four sticks of the tower.

4. Tied it up

Connecting the upper end and the lower end of the wire in the middle of the column.

Pass the metal wire through the hole on the upper metalwares. 

Pull it down from inside. 

Pass the wire through the hole on the lower metal wares.

TOP

Botton

5. Connect the wire with a turnbuckle

The upper end of the wire goes through the aluminum sleeves first, then goes through-hole of turnbuckles.

Fix the loop by using wire crimp to crimp the aluminum sleeves. Repeat it again on the bottom part of turnbuckles

Turning the middle part of turnbuckle until the metal wire is tightened 

6. Apply to another side

FINISH

Different shape of the material please go here

Day 1

With a column, we can create a basic living place for a few days.

 

1. Furniture

Use the column as a foundation.

Insert the wooden stick into the void of the column.

Partition

Coat Rack

Chair

01.

02.

02-1

03.

04.

01. Roof panel

 

02. wooden stick

 

02-1. Wire

 

03. wall panel

 

04. metalware

2. Roof

The roof panel(01) is fixing by the wooden sticks (02). 

 

The wooden sticks connect to the wall panel(03) with the wire(02-1).

 

The weight of the wall panel creates a compression force on the top of the column. It makes the roof panel become stable.

3. Wall

The wall panels are hanging by the wire. Using the metalware(04) to connect the 4 panels. 

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Day 2~4

Continuing building up the other 4 columns, meanwhile you can still live in a place with one column.

First Shelter

4 columns

Day 5

After building up 4 columns, you can start to creat a bigger living place.

 

1. Roof

Use the column as a foundation.

Insert the wooden stick into the void of the column.

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Higher roof (stick)

Fabric

Lower roof (stick)

Make a knot on the rope at both sides of the fabric.

Rope connect to a bag of stone (or heavy stuff)

2. Wall

Use the column as a foundation.

Insert the wooden stick into the void of the column.

According to different materials, the construction method would be different. Here we separated the material into two categories:

Soft Material

Hard Material

 

Day 6

Connect your space with others, creating a small community.

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