The idea behind this innovative project was to provide instant but temporary shelter to homeless people on the streets of Los Angeles, where the designer, at the time an architecture student, is based.
The way the corrugated shelter is folded, based on the ancient art of origami, gives it strength and provides protection from weather conditions as well as providing good insulation properties. The structures are lightweight, cheap, transported easily and require only 30 minutes for construction. Furthermore, they only need seconds to deploy, are flame retardant and water resistant. The patented cardborigami shelter is also being used for emergency disaster relief situations around the world.