Living Shelter

by WY-TO


Inspired by the typical Southeast Asia ‘kampung’ house, the Living Shelter is designed with openings that ensure natural ventilation. The engineering system provides sturdiness and adaptability to hot and humid weather conditions.


Living Shelter is responding to the emergency and transitional phases. Moreover all components and system can be easily dismantled and reused separately in an entire new building on a more durable term.

The Living Shelter offers not only privacy and security, but also basic needs such as electricity, water and furniture. It includes a water bag for water collection, a built-in solar panel on the roof to charge phone and provide light, and built-in foldable furniture such as bed, hammocks, shelves, plus portable furniture. All conveniently packed in a flat pack.


The concept can be easily developed and adapted to other climate context. By fulfilling the basic needs of dwelling, this ergonomic, safe and durable shelter would effectively ease the burden of the affected populations during the disaster relief process.



Living Shelter: A Smart Type of Housing


As world citizens and professional architects and engineers based in Singapore, we felt the urge to support the populations affected by these catastrophes. We decided to use our skills to create a shelter solution designed specifically for the climate, geography, and cultural habits of Southeast Asia.


The Living Shelter is an affordable collapsible capsule, easy to ship, assemble and dismantle in any kind of tropical environment. Inspired by the typical Southeast Asia ‘kampung’ house, the Living Shelter is designed with openings that ensure natural ventilation. The engineering system provides sturdiness and adaptability to hot and humid weather conditions.

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01 - Living Shelter is responding to the emergency and transitional phases. Moreover all components and system can be easily dismantled and reused separately in an entire new building on a more durable term. By fulfilling the basic needs of dwelling, this ergonomic, safe and durable shelter would effectively ease the burden of the affected populations during the disaster relief process 02 - “More than just a shelter”- Living Shelter is responding to the emergency and transitional phases. All components and system can be easily dismantled and reused separately in an entire new building on a more durable term 03 - A designed flat-pack capsule adapted for people living in South-East Asia suffering from natural disaster. The Living Shelter is an affordable collapsible capsule, easy to transport and assemble in any kind of tropical environment 04 - The Living Shelter offers not only privacy and security, but also basic needs such as electricity, water and furniture 05 - It includes a water bag for water collection, a built-in solar panel on the roof to charge phone and provide light, and built-in foldable furniture such as bed, hammocks, shelves, plus portable furniture. All conveniently packed in a flat pack


Mobile Lotus


Mobile Lotus aims to provide holistic solutions to the current critical issues for Tonle Sap Lake, its people, its environment, its flora and its fauna. Our objective is to build a network that can enable people to communicate and share efficient methods of farming, fishing and thus inhabiting the lake ecosystem. Built of locally available material and easy to assemble, our lotus inspired architectural ensemble offers sources for drinking water, electricity and healthcare. Mobile, it reaches floating villages to inform communities about various causes and remedies of the polluted water.


We re-introduce ideas like crop-rotation, bio-gas plants, waste treatment, vetiver systems, and solar energy among many other solutions into one-stop platform. Acting as a toolbox, villagers are engaged in the process:

from passive to active.



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01 - Mobile Lotus aims to provide holistic solutions to the current critical issues for Tonle Sap Lake, its people, its environment, its flora and its fauna. Our objective is to build a network that can enable people to communicate and share efficient methods of farming, fishing and thus inhabiting the lake ecosystem. A shift from a daily vicious cycle to a virtuous cycle needs an active participation from all villagers. Our Mobile Lotus is the right answer that provides to the floating villages a social platform to share knowledge, access to basic amenities and relevant tools to be self-sustainable. 02 - Learning by seeing is the prime motive of this platform. We re-introduce ideas like crop-rotation, bio-gas plants, waste treatment, vetiver systems, and solar energy among many other solutions into one-stop platform. Acting as a toolbox, villagers are engaged in the process: from passive to active 03 - Real solutions lie in a full circle prevention of the causes of the problem. To do so, informed and responsible shift in lifestyle of people are required to restore and stabilize the lake, and by extent the Human beings 04 - Built of locally available material and easy to assemble, our lotus inspired architectural ensemble offers sources for drinking water, electricity and healthcare. Mobile, it reaches floating villages to inform communities about various causes and remedies of the polluted water. To avoid any further damage to its fragile ecosystem, it is crucial to demonstrate and educate the population about the efficiency of sustainable method 05 - Rich in bio-diversity, the largest fresh water lake in South-East Asia, Tonle Sap is a unique case where farmers and fisherman share a large common water source. Fisheries are a great advantage to the rice plantation and vice versa. However, use of fertilizers and pesticides to meet the rising demand of rice cultivation has impacted quite drastically the marine life of the historically significant lake of Cambodia







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