Solos: FutureShack

On View: 
Friday, May 14, 2004 to Sunday, October 10, 2004
Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden


In the second installment of the Solos exhibition series, Cooper-Hewitt presents Australian architect Sean Godsell’s architectural prototype FutureShack, a low-cost, mobile housing project which addresses the shelter needs of refugees and displaced or homeless persons around the world. 

This temporary dwelling, made from a 22-foot-long shipping container, was originally designed for Architecture for Humanity in Melbourne. FutureShack contains water tanks, solar power cells, an access ramp, a roof ladder, and a parasol roof, and can be assembled within 24 hours.