Global Village Shelter

Exhibition: Design for the other 90 | January 5, 2012 by

Global Village Shelters, made from biodegradable laminated material, are low-cost temporary emergency shelters that can last up to eighteen months. Prefabricated, shipped flat, and requiring no tools to assemble, they are easy to deploy. The first prototypes were sent to Afghanistan and Grenada, and later used in tsunami-hit countries in Asia; Pakistan’s Azad Kashmir Province, which was devastated by an earthquake, and to Gulfport, Mississippi, after Hurricane Katrina.

  • DESIGNER: Ferrara Design, Inc., with Architecture for Humanity
  • MANUFACTURER: Weyerhaeuser Company
  • United States, 2004
  • Triple wall-laminated corrugated cardboard treated with fire-resistant and waterproof coating, thermoformed general purpose ABS
  • DIMENSIONS: 92” h x 98.5” w x 98.5” d
  • IN USE IN: Pakistan, Grenada, Afghanistan, United States, southern Asia


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