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.

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