Architects Design Low-Cost 'Hex-House' for Refugees
Categories: Homes / Dwellings
Called the Hex House, the 431-square-foot (40-square-metre) unit is largely made of steel-and-foam Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), which can be flat-packed and delivered by truck to a building site.
The design is meant to be scalable, and each home is intended to be occupied for 15 to 20 years. The estimated cost for each unit is between $15,000 and $20,000 (£10,600 and £14,000).
The shelters can be arranged in various ways and can be combined with exterior gardens, courtyards, driveways and pedestrian paths.