Modular Nomadic Shelter sleeps up to twelve people

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Despite measuring just 12 sq m (130 sq ft), you can shoehorn up to 12 people inside the Nomadic Shelter (Photo: Piotr Paczkowski)

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The Nomadic Shelter is a temporary modular shelter recently built during the Salt Siida Workshop, an architectural workshop that's part of a traveling arts festival currently located on the the beach of the Norwegian island of Sandhornøy, in the Arctic Circle. Despite measuring just 12 sq m (130 sq ft), the shelter sleeps up to 12 people.

Obviously, you wouldn't want to live in this shelter full-time, any more than you would a tent, as it offers little more than a nook to bed-down in. That said, it's built for festival goers, who are usually a hardy bunch, and packs in more people per square meter than a typical tent. The Nomadic Shelter is also designed to be easily dismantled and shipped to another location.

The Nomadic Shelter has no floor, but – in what seems like a health-and-safety nightmare – occupants can build a fire pit in the sand for warmth. An optional canvas roof can also be used when the fire pit isn't in use, and there's a small balcony integrated into the structure. Its relatively open design and lack of insulation presumably means it's only used during the summer months, given its Arctic location.

The shelter is built from boxes of two different sizes, measuring 2.40 x 1.20 x 0.8 m (7.9 x 4 x 2.6 ft) and 3.2 x 1.2 x 0.8 m (10.5 x 4 x 2.6 ft), respectively. A total of 13 of these boxes were stacked atop each other, then secured with screws and straps, until they rose to four floors and a height of 4.8 m (15.7 ft). A ladder provides access to the higher-up sleeping nooks.

The Nomadic Shelter is just one of a series of interesting architectural projects that are installed at the Salt festival. A recent storm damaged the shelters and work is ongoing to get the site up-and-running again by April. More details on the festival via the source link below.

Source: Salt

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