The Mangroove Symptom

The Mangroove Symptom

Design It Shelter Competition
Description
Designed by Dhruv Jani From: Ahmedabad, India Shelter location: India Date Accepted: August 27, 2009 This shelter is designed to navigate lagoons, marshy areas, and mangrove clusters. The basic egg-shell structure designed to mimic boat ribs is the primary buoyant volume and also holds the sleeping/study areas, it is interrupted by two planes that form the floor and deck. The roots outside can be inflated and deflated using pressurized water, thereby anchoring and discharging the vessel. Materials: wood for ribs and deck. woven bamboo screens and thin plywood for paneling. Ribbed/reinforced nylon for roots.
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